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Delighted Imran congratulates Erdogan on poll victory

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his electoral victory in local polls.

PM Imran Khan tweeted: “I am delighted to congratulate friend of Pakistan Recep Tayyip Erdogan on another important victory in the Turkish local elections.”

The people of Pakistan wish him many more successes, the PM further added.

Earlier, in a victory speech, Erdogan thanked the nation for electing the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in 15th consecutive elections.

Erdogan said 56 percent of municipalities in Turkey will be run by AK Party, in an address to the nation from the balcony of his party headquarters in capital Ankara after Sunday’s local election victory.

“I would like to thank all my citizens, especially our Kurdish brothers, for showing sensitivity toward the issue of survival,” he said.

Turkey’s ruling party is leading the race with 16 metropolitan municipalities and 24 cities claimed by AK Party candidates, according to unofficial results, state-owned Anadolu Agency reported.