Old friends congratulate Erdogan - Putin, Vucic, Dodik, Orban, Rama...

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan / Photo: EPA

On the occasion of his victory in the second round of the presidential elections in Turkey, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a letter to Erdogan congratulating him on his victory. In the letter addressed to Erdogan, he addresses him as "Dear Mr. Erdogan, dear friend" and congratulates him on his re-election as president.

"Victory in the elections is a natural result of your selfless work at the head of the Republic of Turkey, a clear proof of the support of the Turkish people for your efforts to strengthen state sovereignty and conduct an independent foreign policy. I highly appreciate your personal contribution to strengthening friendly Russian-Turkish relations and mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields. I would like to confirm our readiness to continue the constructive dialogue on the current topics of the bilateral, regional and international agenda. We attach great importance to consistent implementation of the planned joint projects, primarily the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant and the creation of a gas center in Turkey," Putin wrote.

Earlier, the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, wished success to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in his congratulatory message, wishing him to remain dedicated to the further development of his country and the well-being of the citizens in this mandate.

"I hope that together we will work on new initiatives that will accelerate the strong development of the entire region, but also bring people together and connect economies for the benefit of all our citizens." As a reliable and serious partner of Turkey in the Western Balkans, Serbia remains determined to work dedicatedly on further expansion and strengthening of our relations, based on mutual understanding and gratitude, as well as sincere friendly ties with the Turkish people," said the President's congratulatory message. Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic.

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama congratulates Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory.

- Congratulations on the victory, Mr. President, Rama wrote on Facebook.

It is known that Rama is a great friend of Erdogan.

The president of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, also sent congratulations to the head of the Turkish state, who called Erdogan's victory historic and said that his election as president is not only important for Turkey, but also for the rest of the world.

Among the first congratulations was the one from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and from Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al Thani.

"My dear brother Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, I congratulate you on your victory and wish you success in your new mandate and in it to achieve what the fraternal Turkish people strive for in terms of progress and prosperity and for solid relations between our two countries. , for further development and growth," Al Thani wrote on Twitter.

There are still no congratulations from the Macedonian leadership to Erdogan, only the president of the Bosniak Democratic Union, Munir Kolasinac, congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in the presidential elections.

- Only with hard work and commitment did he show how he loves his country and his people in all fields. Every vote cast for him is a confirmation of his hard work and sacrifice. This victory is a guarantee of prosperity, success, progress and economic development of Turkey and the region. This victory is the pride of the Turkish people but also of the fraternal nations of Turkey, including the Bosniak, says the congratulatory message from the Bosniak Democratic Union.

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