Ghannouchi, Erdoğan meet at Istanbul mosque

Published 07.11.2015 01:23
Updated 07.11.2015 01:26
President Erdoğan (L) and Rached Ghannouchi
President Erdoğan (L) and Rached Ghannouchi

Prominent Tunisian politician Rached Ghannouchi joined President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for Friday prayers in Istanbul.

Ghannouchi, who was in Istanbul for an event organized by a business association, welcomed the president at a newly inaugurated mosque at a theology faculty in Istanbul. After a brief conversation, the two headed to the mosque to attend prayers.

Ghannouchi is the co-founder of the Ennahda Movement, an influential political party in Tunisia that long suffered oppression by the former regime that was ousted by a 2011 revolution. Ennahda and Ghannouchi are known for their approach to politics similar to Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AK Party), which was co-founded by Erdoğan.

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