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Turkey on Monday expressed solidarity with Brazil’s newly-elected President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as the country faced the scene of conflicts.
Scores of supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed government buildings following Bolsonaro’s statements that he says he does not accept the results.
“We condemn the acts of violence against the Government led by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the Congress and the Constitutional Court in Brazil,” a Turkish Foreign Ministry statement said in a reaction to turmoil.
Expressing solidarity with the government of President Lula da Silva and the Brazilian people in the face of acts of violence, the ministry said: “It is important to respect the results of elections and the democratic processes that reflect the will of the people in the country.”
On Sunday, hundreds of supporters of Bolsonaro stormed the National Congress building while shouting slogans and demanding intervention by the army. They broke through a police barrier and entered the Congress building.
Bolsonaro supporters also managed to invade and ransack the Planalto Palace, or President’s office, and the Supreme Federal Court, according to Brazil news portal G1, according to Anadolu Agency.
Lula was sworn in for a third term as Brazil’s president in the capital Brasilia on Jan. 1.
Before the swearing-in, Bolsonaro flew to the United States. “I’m on a flight, I’ll be back soon,” he told CNN Brasil.
On Oct. 30, 2022, he beat far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a tight race, garnering 50.9% of the vote compared with Bolsonaro’s 49.1%, according to Brazil’s Supreme Electoral Court.
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