World leaders congratulate Turkish President Erdogan on his reelection win.
Sunday, world leaders took to social media and public venues to congratulate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his historic reelection.
US President Joe Biden told President Erdogan that he was happy for him to be re-elected and that he was looking forward to working with him on personal issues and global problems.
Erdogan was also praised by Vladimir Putin, who is the leader of Russia.
In a statement, the Kremlin said that Putin thanked Erdogan for helping to make relations between Moscow and Ankara more “friendly” and that he was ready to continue a “constructive dialogue” on bilateral, regional, and international problems.
Rishi Sunak, the British Prime Minister, praised Erdogan on being re-elected and said, “I look forward to our countries continuing to work together in a strong way.”
Erdogan was also praised by French President Emmanuel Macron, who said, “We will continue to move forward together.”
Olaf Scholz, the German chancellor, congratulated President Erdogan and said, “Together, we want to give our common agenda a new push!”
Jens Stoltenberg, the head of NATO, congratulated the Turkish president and said, “I’m looking forward to continuing our work together and getting ready for the NATO Summit in July.”
Turkey has been a member of NATO for more than 70 years, and after the U.S., it has the second biggest army in the alliance.
Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the European Commission, also congratulated Erdogan, saying that she “looks forward to continuing to build the relationship between the EU and Turkey.”
“For the sake of our people, it is important for both the EU and Turkey to work on improving this relationship,” she said on Twitter.
President of the European Council Charles Michel told Erdogan that he was happy for him and that he was looking forward to working with him again to strengthen ties.
In a separate statement, EU foreign policy boss Josep Borrell and European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi congratulated Erdogan.
“The EU has a strategic interest in maintaining a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship with Turkey and all of its people, as well as in a stable and safe environment in the Eastern Mediterranean,” said the statement.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on being re-elected and said he wants to work with him to keep Europe safe and stable.
Isaac Herzog, the president of Israel, told Erdogan that the two countries will “continue to work together to strengthen and expand good ties” after Erdogan was re-elected.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh congratulated the Turkish president and the Turkish people on their “election victory.”
Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi praised Erdogan and said, “His victory shows how much people trust him.”
In a note of congratulations, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif called Erdogan “one of the few world leaders whose politics have been based on public service.”
In a phone call, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev also congratulated Erdogan on being reelected and asked him to visit Baku, the country’s capital.
Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, the Prime Minister of Libya, said that Erdogan’s win shows that people still believe in his great projects and policies.
Giorgia Meloni, the prime minister of Italy, also congratulated Erdogan and said that together, the two countries could “do more for global growth and stability.”
Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, praised Erdogan and wished him “every success in the years ahead.”
He wrote on Twitter, “I’m looking forward to working with the Dutch and the Turks as friends and allies to keep improving our relationship.”
Ulf Kristersson, the prime minister of Sweden, also congratulated Erdogan, telling him that “our common security is a future priority.”
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the president of Brazil, was happy that the Turkish president was re-elected and wished him a “good mandate.”
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, said on Twitter, “My dear brother, congratulations on your victory. I wish you success in your new term, and I hope you bring progress and prosperity to the friendly Turkish people.”
Mohammed bin Zayed, the president of the United Arab Emirates, also congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on being re-elected. He said he was “looking forward to working with him to strengthen the strategic partnership between our two countries.”
Erdogan was also congratulated by Hungarian President Katalin Novak, who said she was looking forward to working with him to improve their relationship.
“The stability of Turkey is important for Europe, and it can be a big part of making peace in Ukraine,” she said on Twitter.
Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, also congratulated Erdogan “on his clear election win!”
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the president of Egypt, praised Erdogan on his win in Sunday’s runoff.
President Ersin Tatar and Prime Minister Unal Ustel of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus each congratulated Erdogan and talked about how important his win was for their island country.
“A world leader whose politics are based on serving the public”
Aleksandar Vucic, the president of Serbia, also praised Erdogan and the people of Turkey on their election win.
Erdogan talked on the phone with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who also thanked Erdogan.
Irakli Garibashvili, the prime minister of Georgia, praised his “great friend” Erdogan on being re-elected as the leader of Turkey.
He wrote on Twitter, “We are eager to strengthen the ties of friendship and strategic partnership.”
Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the president of Algeria, was also one of the leaders who congratulated the Turkish president on his reelection win.
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi also congratulated Erdogan, saying that it was “proof that the Turkish people continue to trust him in a valuable way.”
In a phone call, Prime Minister Najib Mikati of Lebanon thanked the President of Turkey.
Nicolas Maduro, the president of Venezuela, was happy about his “brother and friend” President Erdogan’s “victory” in Turkey’s special election.
“Congratulations to President Erdogan @RTErdogan on his election win,” said Bulgarian President Rumen Radev. “I believe that the strong ties between Bulgaria and Türkiye will help build good neighbourliness, trust, and cooperation in Southeast Europe.”
Nikol Pashinyan, the prime minister of Armenia, said on Twitter, “Congratulations to President @RTErdogan on his re-election. Looking forward to continuing to work together towards full normalisation of relations between our countries.”
On social media, Kosovo’s President Vjosa Osmani also said, “As you keep leading Turkey to new successes, I look forward to working with you to build on our good relationship.”
“May the partnership between Kosovo and Türkiye continue to grow stronger,” she said in Turkish.
In the Balkans, both Edi Rama, the prime minister of Albania, and Milo Djukanovic, the former president of Montenegro, sent Erdogan their best wishes.
“A historic win”
Milorad Dodik, the leader of Bosnian Serbs, congratulated Erdogan on his “historic victory” in Turkey’s first-ever runoff election for president.
“Voters chose you as their leader again! This vote is important not just for the Republic of Türkiye, but for the whole world!” He wrote that on Twitter.
Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema was one of the first sub-Saharan African leaders to congratulate Erdogan on his reelection. He said in a tweet, “We look forward to deepening our strategic partnership for greater peace, prosperity, and progress of both our countries.”
Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, told Erdogan that the result shows that the Turkish people believe him.
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s office tweeted, “Congratulations, brotherly and friendly Turkey.” “I extend heartfelt congratulations to my brother, President @RTErdogan, on his successful re-election!” said Somalia’s prime minister, Hamza Abdi Barre. “This shows the trust and support for your leadership. We look forward to seeing the ties between our two brotherly nations grow and our nations prosper.”
The president of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embalo, sent Erdogan his “warm and sincere congratulations” and said that ties between Guinea-Bissau and Turkey will continue to get better.
In a tweet, Senegalese President Macky Sall said, “Warm congratulations to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his brilliant reelection as President of the Republic of Türkiye. I wish him every success in his new mandate.”
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The president of Chad’s temporary government, Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, said he was happy that President Erdogan was re-elected.
The president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, was also among the world leaders who celebrated Erdogan’s win. He wished him luck in his new job and said he was ready to keep working to strengthen friendships and cooperation between Cuba and Turkey.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, who is the head of the People’s Council of Turkmenistan, also called the Turkish president to congratulate him.
Keeping strong ties between the two
Sultan Haitham bin Tarik of Oman congratulated Erdogan on his new job and wished him and the Turkish people success, growth, and prosperity. He also hoped that the friendship and cooperation between Oman and Turkey would continue to grow.
“Norway congratulates Recep Tayyip Erdogan on being re-elected as President of Türkiye. Turkey is a good friend and partner to Norway, and it is also a very important ally in NATO. Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store said on Twitter, “I’m looking forward to making our relationship with @RTErdogan even stronger and more meaningful.”
The president of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, also wished Erdogan well after he was re-elected. He said that their two countries will keep working together well for the benefit of their peoples.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also sent Erdogan a cable to congratulate him on being re-elected. In the cable, the crown prince wished Erdogan the best of luck and wished the people of the Republic of Türkiye, who he called “brothers,” more progress and wealth.
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain also sent Erdogan a cable to congratulate him and wish him luck in his job as president to help the friendly Turkish people reach their goals of more progress and wealth.
In a statement, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also congratulated Erdogan on his new term. “I look forward to continuing to work with President Erdogan to strengthen our countries’ ties as long-time NATO Allies and make progress on shared priorities,” Trudeau said. “Canada is also still committed to helping Türkiye rebuild after the area was hit by a series of devastating earthquakes earlier this year,” the statement said.
On Monday morning, President Erdogan was greeted by Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on being re-elected.
On Twitter, Ibrahim said, “Türkiye will continue to play a positive role as an important regional and global player.”
“Malaysia is looking forward to working closely with Turkey to improve our already great relationships,” he said.
People from all over the world are happy for you.
Abiy Ahmed Ali, the prime minister of Ethiopia, praised Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his reelection as president of Turkey in Sunday’s runoff election. He said, “I look forward to further strengthening relations between our two countries.”
He was also congratulated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who said, “I am confident that our bilateral ties and cooperation on global issues will continue to grow in the coming years.”
In his word of congratulations, Kyrgyzstan’s President Sadyr Japarov said, “Türkiye has shown an example of an open, competitive, and democratic election.”
President Marito Abdo of Paraguay said, “Congratulations to President @RTErdogan on his re-election and to the Turkish people on this democratic day.”
Alberto Fernandez, the president of Argentina, said, “I hope we continue to work for the good of our people and that we strengthen our cooperation in satellites, nuclear medicine, and mining.” He also praised Erdogan on his election win.
“We salute the popular and democratic will of the brotherly people of the Republic of Türkiye, in the reelection of the president @RTErdogan, to whom we wish success in his mandate and we ratify our ties of friendship and bilateral cooperation,” Bolivia’s president, Luis Arce, said on Twitter.
In a message of congratulations to Erdogan, Ecuador’s president, Guillermo Lasso, said, “Our commitment to continue working together for the well-being of our nations.”
On Twitter, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said, “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to @RTErdogan for winning again in the democratic elections in Türkiye. I am very confident that the good relations between our countries will continue along the path shown.”
“Congratulations to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his re-election,” said Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. “I look forward to strengthening the long-standing, friendly bilateral ties between Australia and Türkiye.”
Kazakhstan’s President Kassym Jomart Tokayev said, “Historical ties of friendship and solidarity link our countries. This comprehensive strategy for working together will be expanded.”
“Warmest greetings to my dear brother, President Erdogan of Turkey. The president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, said, “We are ready to continue and strengthen the long-standing strategic partnership between Indonesia and Turkey for the good of our peoples.”
“I’m excited to meet Erdogan at the NATO summit.”
Gitanas Nauseda, the president of Lithuania, sent Erdogan his congratulations and said, “I look forward to meeting you at the NATO Summit in Vilnius on July 11 and 12 and working with you to strengthen Allied security and help Ukraine succeed! Alliance unity is our strength!”
The secretary general of the Organisation of Turkic States (OTS), Kubanychbek Omuraliev, also praised Erdogan on his historic runoff win.
Omuraliev said on Twitter, “I sincerely congratulate President Erdogan on winning the second round of the Presidential Elections of the Republic of Turkiye. May this result bring the best for the Republic of Turkiye, the friendly Turkish people, and the whole Turkic world.”
China sent Erdogan greetings on Monday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning told reporters in Beijing. “We support Turkey to follow the development path in line with its own national realities, and we believe it will achieve new development successes under the leadership of President Erdogan,” she said.
On Monday, Ioannis Sarmas, the caretaker Prime Minister of Greece, told Erdogan that he was happy for him that he had won the poll.
The state news service says that Bangladesh’s President Mohammed Shahabuddin also congratulated Erdogan on becoming president.
He said, “The fact that you were re-elected to the highest office in the Republic of Turkey shows how much the people of Turkey trust you and your charismatic leadership.”
South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol thanked Erdogan on Twitter, saying that he is looking forward to “continuing to work with you to further strengthen the South Korea–Turkey Strategic Partnership and deepen the brotherhood of our people.”
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon also praised Erdogan on being re-elected, saying that it shows “Turkish society’s trust in you and its broad support for your constructive policy.”
Rahmon said, “I think that during your new term in this high office, we will continue the constructive dialogue between the two countries, and for the benefit of our people, we will add new practical steps to the long-term partnership between the two countries.”
Japan’s Foreign Ministry says that Prime Minister Fumio Kishida sent a “letter of congratulations” to Erdogan after he was re-elected.
“Even though Japan and Turkey are far apart in the west and east, they have always had strong ties,” he wrote in the letter.
In 2024, the two countries will celebrate the 100th year of their formal ties.
“Based on the friendship we’ve built so far, I’d like to work with Your Excellency to build strong ties in all areas and move forward together into the next 100 years,” Kishida told Erdogan.
“At the same time, we want to work with your country to solve different problems in the region and the world,” the Japanese prime minister said. “These include the problems caused by Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.”
“Congratulations to @RTErdogan on his re-election as President of the Republic of Türkiye. I look forward to continuing the strong and constructive cooperation between our two countries, including as NATO allies,” said Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.
On Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his historic reelection on Sunday. He also said that he is ready to “promote sustained, healthy, and stable development” of ties between China and Turkey.
In a Telegram message to Erdogan, Xi said that China and Turkey are both “major developing countries and emerging market countries with many shared interests.”
Also, Erdogan got a greeting from Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry.
“The government and people of Taiwan congratulate @RTErdogan on his successful reelection as president of Türkiye,” the island nation’s ministry said.
“As cooperation between our countries continues to grow, we look forward to taking bilateral relations to new heights,” it said.
Unofficial returns show that the Turkish incumbent won the race with 52.16 percent of the vote, while the opposition candidate, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, got 47.84 percent of the vote. Around 85 percent of the people who voted did so.
More than 64.1 million Turks were registered to vote, and more than 1.92 million of them had already voted at polling places outside of Turkey.
Across Türkiye, nearly 192,000 voting boxes were set up for people to use.
On May 14, no candidate got more than 50% of the vote in the first round, so there was a runoff. Erdogan got 49.52 percent of the vote, which put him in the lead. On the same day, Erdogan’s political group also won a majority of seats in parliament.