Turkey: Erdogan wishes the US a 'bright future' following Trump's triumph

The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in the US presidential election, in Istanbul on Wednesday.
Erdogan stated, "as you know the US held an election. As a result of this election, after two terms the Democrats handed power to the Republicans. The people of the US have put their decision into practice. With this decision a new term will start in the US, I hope that this decision will bring about new steps to be taken regarding the fundamentals of freedom and rights, democracy as well as developments in our region. I wish to interpret this decision favourably and hope for a bright future for the US on behalf of myself and my people."
Trump is set to become the 45th US president. Although the final breakdown of the results has yet to be released, voter tallies and projections gave Trump the victory, beating his rival Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton by 276 to 218 Electoral College votes, primarily thanks to his victory in swing states including Florida, Ohio and North Carolina.

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