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Turkey’s Presidential Election
The Turkish electoral authority announced, in a press conference on Sunday that Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a third presidential term.
The head of the commission, Ahmet Yanar, confirmed Erdogan’s victory in the runoff with 52.14 percent of the votes, which is the official result of the elections.
International Congratulatory Messages
US President Joe Biden congratulated Erdogan on his re-election. “I look forward to continuing to work together as two NATO allies on shared bilateral issues and global challenges,” Biden said on Twitter.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message of congratulations to Turkish President Erdogan on his election as President of Turkey. According to the Kremlin in a statement, today, Sunday, and the congratulatory message read: “Dear Mr. Erdogan, my dear friend, please accept our congratulations on your re-election as president. Your victory in the election was a natural result of your work selfless as the President of the Republic of Turkey, which is a clear proof of the support of the Al-Turki people for your efforts to strengthen the sovereignty of the state and its independent foreign policy.
Putin also expressed appreciation for Erdogan’s contribution to strengthening Russia-Turkey relations, noting that Russia attaches great importance to the continued implementation of joint projects with Turkey, including the Akkuyu nuclear power plant and gas center.
French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated Erdogan on his re-election as president of Turkey on Sunday, saying “France and Turkey have huge challenges that they must address together.”
Among these challenges, Macron referred on Twitter to the “return of the pace in Europe and the future of our Euro-Atlantic and Mediterranean alliance”, adding: “With President Erdogan, whom I congratulate, we will continue to move forward”.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak congratulated Turkish President Erdogan on his re-election on Sunday, emphasizing cooperation in safety matter in course between the two countries.
“I congratulate (President Erdogan). I look forward to continuing the strong cooperation between our two countries, from increasing trade to addressing security threats as NATO allies,” Sunak said on Twitter.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz also congratulated Turkish leader Erdogan on his victory in the second round of presidential elections on Sunday, praising the two countries’ relationship as “close partners and allies”.
“I congratulate President Erdogan. Together we want to push forward our common agenda with new impetus,” Schulz said on Twitter.
Also, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday congratulated Erdogan on his re-election as president of Turkey, expressing his hope for the “strengthening” of relations between the two countries and the “cooperation for security and stability” of the Europe.
“We hope to further strengthen the strategic partnership for the benefit of our two countries, as well as enhance our cooperation for the security and stability of Europe,” Zelensky said on Twitter.
European Council President Charles Michel congratulated Turkish President Erdogan on his victory in the Turkish presidential election runoff on Sunday.
“Congratulations to you, Erdogan, on your re-election as president of Turkey,” Michel said on Twitter, “I look forward to working with you again to deepen EU-Turkey relations in the coming years.”
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also expressed her desire to “further develop relations between the EU and Turkey”.
Furthermore, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in one tweet: “I look forward to continuing our work and preparing for the NATO summit in Vilnius in July.”
Brazil and United Arab Emirates
For his part, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva congratulated his Turkish counterpart Erdogan on his re-election on Sunday, wishing him a “good period with a lot of work” for the Turkish people.
Lula wrote on Twitter that Erdogan can “count on Brazil’s partnership in international cooperation for the pacein the fight against poverty and for development (in Worldwide”.
Today, Sunday, UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed congratulated Turkish President Erdogan on his victory in the presidential election.
The UAE president said via Twitter that he is looking forward to consolidating the “strategic” partnership with Erdogan and working towards the pace and stability in the region.
The Emirates News Agency said the country’s two vice presidents, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, also congratulated the Turkish president on his victory in the presidential runoff.