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Erdogan backs Venezuelan leader’s election victory

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro shake hands

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken with Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro over the phone and congratulated him over his presidential election victory, according to Turkish presidential sources.

The phone call was made late Tuesday.

Erdogan and Maduro also reiterated their determination to strengthen bilateral cooperation. 

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won a second term in office last Sunday. 

Maduro first took office in 2013 after his predecessor Hugo Chavez died and is set to govern Venezuela for another six-year term, from January 2019 to 2025.