UPDATE – Erdogan extends Eid greetings to Muslim leaders

Alaturka Politika Haberleri

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By Mumin Altas

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday spoke over the phone with leaders of several Muslim countries on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, one of the two most important Muslim holidays.

According to a statement by Turkey's Directorate of Communications, Erdogan extended Eid greetings to Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan’s founding President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Tajikistan’s Emomali Rahmon on the second day of the Eid al-Adha.

Later, the directorate said the Turkish leader also extended Eid greetings to his Pakistani counterpart Arif Alvi, Pakistani premier Imran Khan, Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazimi and Tunisia's parliament speaker Rached Ghannouchi.

They also discussed bilateral relations and regional issues, it added.

Most of the Muslim-majority countries around the world, including Turkey, are observing the four-day holiday that started on Friday.

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