UPDATES WITH MORE COUNTRIES, CHANGES LEDE
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