Erdogan talks by phone with Saudi king

The two exchanged greetings for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival, Erdogan's office said.
Thursday 06/06/2019
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Reuters)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Reuters)

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke Thursday by phone with Saudi King Salman after missing a key summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in the Saudi holy city of Mecca, his office said.

The two exchanged greetings for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival, Erdogan's office said, adding that they also discussed "bilateral and regional issues," without elaborating further.

The phone call comes after Erdogan was notably absent from the Mecca summit of the OIC where the country was represented instead by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

(Agence France-Presse) -