Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald trump

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ANKARA, June 26. /TASS/. The presidents of Turkey and the United States Tayyip Erdogan and Donald trump on Tuesday held telephone talks during which they agreed to hold a meeting during the NATO summit, which will take place in Brussels on 11-12 July. This is stated in the official statement from the office of the Turkish leader.

“Mr. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today held telephone talks with U.S. President Donald trump. President trump congratulated our President on his election victory on June 24. President Erdogan and President of the trump looking forward to the meeting, which will take place in the framework of the NATO summit in Brussels on 11-12 July,” – said in a communique .

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The leaders expressed their commitment to strengthening cooperation in several areas, including in the defense and military spheres. During the talks we emphasized the necessity to continue joint work in the fight against terrorism and the application of the roadmap for Monbijou, the document says.

Early presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey took place on June 24. The presidential race, according to preliminary data, has won Erdogan, who scored 52,59% and its main rival, the candidate of the Republican people’s party Muharrem ince received of 30.64% of the vote. The Parliament consisted of five parties, the ruling justice and development got 295 seats in the Majlis of the 600. In accordance with earlier amendments to the Constitution after the official promulgation of voting results, the country will move from a parliamentary to a presidential form of government.