World leaders and leaders congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on winning a second term after a crucial historic round of presidential elections.
Erdogan won a new – and constitutionally last – term of 5 years, after obtaining 52.87% of the vote in the presidential run-off, while his rival Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu won 47.13%, after counting 99% of the votes, according to preliminary results.
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, congratulated the Turkish president on his victory in the presidential elections.
Sheikh Tamim said in a tweet, “My dear brother Recep Tayyip Erdogan, congratulations on your victory, and I wish you success in your new term, and that you achieve in it what the brotherly Turkish people aspire to in terms of progress and prosperity, and for the strong relations of our two countries to further development and growth.”
My dear brother Recep Tayyip Erdogan, congratulations on your victory, and I wish you success in your new term, and that you achieve in it what the brotherly Turkish people aspire to in terms of progress and prosperity, and for the strong relations of our two countries to further development and growth.
– Tamim bin Hamad (@TamimBinHamad) May 28, 2023
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi sent a congratulatory message to President Erdogan on his victory in the presidential elections.
Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq congratulated the Turkish president on his re-election as president for a new presidential term.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune also sent a congratulatory message to Erdogan, in which he said, “It is a source of pleasure and happiness, on the occasion of the renewal of confidence in your honorable person by the brotherly Turkish people, to address your Excellency on behalf of myself and on behalf of the Algerian people with warmest congratulations and sincere blessings.”
In turn, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh congratulated Erdogan on his victory in the Turkish presidential elections.
Abbas said in a congratulatory message, “We are pleased on the occasion of your victory and re-election as President of the brotherly Republic of Turkey for a new presidential term, and the victory of your imminent party, the Justice and Development Party, in the first place in the Turkish Parliament, and the victory of the Public Alliance led by the party with the majority in Parliament, to send to you and through you to the brotherly Turkish people In the name of the state and people of Palestine and in my own name, with the warmest expressions of heartfelt congratulations and fraternal blessings.
The head of the political bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas”, Ismail Haniyeh, also congratulated the Turkish president on winning a second term, and praised the civilized position of the Turkish people and pointed out the aspiration to new years in support of the Palestinian cause.
Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani congratulated President Erdogan on the occasion of winning the confidence of the Turkish people and his re-election as president, wishing the Iraqi-Turkish relations progress and prosperity and the continuation of the bonds of friendship and cooperation.
The International Union of Muslim Scholars congratulated President Erdogan for the confidence bestowed upon him by the honorable Turkish people through his victory in the elections.
The head of the Libyan unity government, Abdul Hamid al-Dabiba, said in a tweet, “I congratulate my brother, His Excellency the President, on winning a new presidential term. This victory came as a renewal of the Turkish people’s confidence in the successful projects and policies of President Erdogan, which placed his country in the ranks of developed countries.
In turn, he also congratulated the head of the Libyan High Council of State, Khaled Al-Mashri Erdogan, on winning a new presidential term.
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud congratulated his Turkish counterpart on his re-election as president.
“Congratulations to brother and friend President Erdogan,” Sheikh Mahmoud said in a tweet in Turkish on his Twitter account.
The President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, also congratulated the Turkish president after winning the presidential elections.>
In turn, the head of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, said that he congratulates Erdogan on winning a new presidential term.
And the Iranian presidency announced that President Ibrahim Raisi congratulates Erdogan for his re-election as President of Turkey, and considers this a renewal of the Turkish people’s confidence in him.
“Our relations with Turkey in the next stage will continue based on good neighborliness and common interests,” the Iranian president said.
Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also congratulated President Erdogan on his historic re-election as President of Turkey, saying that Erdogan is a pillar of oppressed Muslims and a living voice for their rights.
The President of the Government of Afghanistan, Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund, congratulated Erdogan on his victory in the elections.
“I congratulate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the victory of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the second round of the Turkish presidential elections,” Akhund said in a congratulatory message posted by Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Twitter.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev also congratulated the Turkish president on his victory in the presidential elections, and invited him to visit Baku in the near future.
In a phone call, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated Erdogan, wishing that the results of the presidential elections would benefit the Turkish people.
In Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated – via Twitter – Erdogan on his victory in the presidential elections, saying that there are great challenges that France and Turkey will overcome together.
In turn, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he congratulated Erdogan on his “deserved victory” in the elections.
In Russia, President Vladimir Putin expressed his appreciation for Erdogan’s contribution to strengthening relations between Russia and Turkey.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated Erdogan on his victory in the presidential elections.
Malta’s foreign minister, George Wella, announced his heartfelt congratulations to Erdogan on his “important victory” in the Turkish elections.
For his part, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic sent his congratulations to President Erdogan and the Turkish people for the electoral victory in the presidential run-off.
In South America, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro – in a tweet on Twitter – congratulated his Turkish counterpart on his leadership in the Turkish presidential elections.