Turkey's Erdogan says hopes Trump election will benefit Middle East

by Reuters
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 09:35 GMT

ISTANBUL, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he hoped the U.S. election victory of Donald Trump would lead to positive steps for the Middle East and for basic rights and freedoms in the world.

"I hope that this choice of the American people will lead to beneficial steps being taken for the world concerning basic rights and freedoms, democracy and developments in our region," Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul.

(Reporting by Daren Butler and Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Nick Tattersall)

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