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Erdoğan voices support for Venezuelan President Maduro

Erdoğan voices support for Venezuelan President Maduro

Turkish presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın said on Twitter that Erdoğan called Maduro early Thursday to voice his support for the Venezuelan president.
24.01.2019 - 09:28

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan voiced solidarity with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro early Thursday after Washington recognized opposition-controlled National Assembly's President Juan Guaido as interim president.

"WE ARE MADURO"

“Brother Maduro, stand tall, Turkey stands with you”, Erdoğan tells President Nicolas Maduro by telephone, according to Turkish presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın. Kalın shared the #WeAreMADURO hashtag to show solidarity on Twitter.

Juan Guaido, the head of the opposition-controlled legislature, caused a sensation on Wednesday when he told a crowd of tens of thousands of opposition supporters that he was declaring himself "acting president." US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday support for Guaido.

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has slammed the decision and said his country was cutting off diplomatic relations with the US, giving American diplomats 72 hours to leave the country.

Maduro made the announcement while speaking to supporters who gathered at the Presidential Palace in the capital of Caracas.