Maduro brother, stand tall, Erdoğan tells Venezuelan president after US move


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan voiced solidarity with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro early Jan. 24 after Washington recognized opposition-controlled National Assembly’s President Juan Guaido as interim president.

Erdoğan said: “Maduro brother, stand tall, Turkey stands with you, Erdoğan tells President Nicolas Maduro by telephone,” according to Turkish presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın’s on Twitter.

Kalın shared the #WeAreMADURO hashtag to show solidarity on Twitter.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced Jan. 23 support for Guaido.

Maduro has slammed the decision and said his country was cutting off diplomatic relations with the U.S., 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.


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