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World leaders congratulate Turkish President Erdogan on reelection victory

World leaders on Sunday took to social media and public platforms to congratulate Türkiye’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan after his historic reelection to the nation’s presidency.

US President Joe Biden congratulated President Erdogan on his reelection, saying he looks forward to continuing to working together on bilateral issues and global challenges.

Russian President Vladimir Putin also congratulated Erdogan on his victory.

Putin praised Erdogan's contribution to strengthening "friendly" relations between Moscow and Ankara and expressed his readiness to continue "constructive dialogue" on bilateral, regional, and international issues, the Kremlin said in a statement.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak congratulated Erdogan on his reelection, saying: “I look forward to continuing strong collaboration between our countries.”

French President Emmanuel Macron also congratulated Erdogan, saying: "We will continue to move forward together."

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz also congratulated President Erdogan, saying: "Together we want to advance our common agenda with a fresh impetus!"

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also extended his congratulations to the Turkish president, saying: "I look forward to continuing our work together & preparing for the NATO Summit in July."

Türkiye has been a member of NATO for more than 70 years, and boasts its second-largest army, after the U.S.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also congratulated Erdogan, saying she "looks forward to continue building the EU-Türkiye relationship."

"It is of strategic importance for both the EU and Türkiye to work on advancing this relationship, for the benefit of our people," she said on Twitter.


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