UPDATE – Turkish president extends Eid greetings to leaders

Alaturka Amerika ABD Haberleri

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By Zafer Fatih Beyaz

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday held a phone talk with his counterparts 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 discussed improving bilateral ties, regional issues and strengthening cooperation with Iran's Hassan Rouhani, Algeria's Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Tunisia's Kais Saied.

*** The directorate later reported that the Turkish leader also extended Eid greetings to Iraq's Barham Salih and Kyrgyzstan's Sooronbay Ceenbekov.

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

* Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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