June 25, 2018 / 6:51 PM / in 4 months

May congratulates Erdogan on election victory

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday congratulated Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan for his election victory and said she hoped the two countries could continue to work together on security, trade and the situation in Syria.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters from the balcony of his ruling AK Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, early June 25, 2018. Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

“The Prime Minister reiterated the importance of the bilateral relationship ... and expressed her desire to continue working in partnership with President Erdogan and his government on our shared priorities, including security cooperation, trade and investment, the situation in Syria and supporting a political settlement in Cyprus,” a statement said.

Reporting by Kate Holton; Editing by Peter Graff

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