MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım congratulated Republican candidate Donald Trump on his apparent victory in the US presidential election.
We congratulate @realDonaldTrump, President-elect of the USA. We desire to reinforce with the USA our strategic cooperation based on trust.— Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) 9 ноября 2016 г.
"We congratulate Trump on his victory in the elections. The new president is facing a possibility to open a new page in the relations between our countries, should the United States extradite the terrorist leader [Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, suspected by Ankara of masterminding the July coup attempt]," Yıldırım told the NTV channel.