13 July 2020

Turkey's parliament head phones new Iranian counterpart

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Turkey's parliament speaker on Friday congratulated his new Iranian counterpart Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. reports citing foreign media that Qalibaf, a conservative lawmaker from the capital Tehran, has been elected as the new speaker of the Iranian parliament.

"We wish that your parliament sessions in the new term result in good consequences in terms of friendship and good neighborly relations between Iranian people and our country," Sentop told Qalibaf in a phone call.

Qalibaf, who secured 230 votes out of 264 casts in total, will be the speaker for the first year of the new parliament.

He is a former Revolutionary Guards air force commander and police chief who also served as Tehran's mayor.

Qalibaf replaced Ali Larijani, a conservative-reformist, who spent 12 years as the parliament speaker.

2020.05.29 / 15:12
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