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Erdogan hopes to develop relations with Iran under Pezeshkian.

Erdogan hopes to develop relations with Iran under Pezeshkian.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Masoud Pezeshkian, who won the presidential elections in Iran, “is actually a Turk,” and emphasized that he expects the development of relations with the Islamic republic under the new president.

Earlier, the head of the Iranian election commission, Mohsen Eslami, announced that reformist politician Masoud Pezeshkian won the second round of early presidential elections in Iran, gaining 16,384,403 votes. His competitor, representative of the conservative wing Said Jalili, received 13,538,179 votes. According to Eslami, a total of 30,573,931 votes were counted, with a turnout of 49.8% of voters.

“Masoud Pezeshkian is actually a Turk of Azerbaijani origin. For example, in Tabriz he speaks Turkish. But when he goes to Kurdish areas, he can speak Kurdish there too… When we return, I will contact him and congratulate him. I hope “that in the future relations between Turkey and Iran will become better… Iran is an important neighbor with which we are connected by historical and cultural ties. In the new period, I expect that bilateral relations between Turkey and Iran will develop in a positive direction at an increasingly rapid pace,” – the Turkish leader told reporters on the plane upon returning from Germany.