May 28, 2023, 9:40 PM
May 28, 2023, 9:40 PM
Leaders from different corners of the world congratulated this Sunday (05.28.2023) Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his victory in the second round of the Turkish presidential. From Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America, congratulations multiplied to the leader, who has governed since 2014 as president. Between 2003 and 2014 he was prime minister.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was among those who greeted Erdogan. Through Twitter, Scholz recalled that both countries are “close allies and partners” whose “people and economies are deeply interconnected.” “together we will move forward in our common agenda with renewed vigor”, added the German head of government.
European Council President Charles Michel also used Twitter to address Erdogan. “Congratulations on your re-election as President of Türkiye. We will continue working to deepen relations between the EU and Türkiye”, wrote. Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron, President of France, invited Erdogan to face common challenges together. “The return of peace to Europe, the future of our Euro-Atlantic alliance, the Mediterranean Sea. With President Erdogan, whom I congratulate on his re-election, we will continue to move forward,” Macron posted on Twitter.
“Brother and friend Erdogan”
Also the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, sent his greetings to the re-elected president. “We look forward to further strengthening of the strategic partnership for the good of our countries, as well as strengthening of cooperation for the security and stability of Europe,” Zelensky said. The leader of the Russian regime, Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, estimated that “his victory in these elections is the logical result of his dedicated work at the head of the Turkish Republic, a clear proof of the support of the Turkish people for his efforts to strengthen the state sovereignty and pursue an independent foreign policy.”
As a curious fact, the first to greet the Turkish leader was the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who did not wait for the official results to send his congratulations. “My dear brother Recep Tayyip Erdogan, congratulations on your victory, and I wish you success in your new term, and may you achieve in it what you aspire the brother turkish people in terms of progress and prosperity,” he wrote.
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, also joined. “Will follow working together as NATO allies on bilateral issues and shared global challenges,” the Democrat tweeted.
From South America, the message from the President of Brazil, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, was not long in coming, who wrote on Twitter that Erdogan can “count on Brazil in global cooperation for peace, the fight against poverty and the development of the world”. His counterpart from Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, celebrated the victory of “our brother and friend Recep Tayyip Erdogan” and congratulated the Turkish people “for this victory.”