Erdogan Personally Calls And Congratulates Putin On The Election Victory

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.18 - 2024 8:13 PM CET

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The Turkish president called and congratulated Vladimir Putin on his election victory.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan extended his congratulations to Russian leader Vladimir Putin on his victory in the presidential elections. The Kremlin's press service reported this exchange.

"The Turkish leader warmly congratulated Vladimir Putin on his convincing victory in the presidential elections of the Russian Federation. He wished him further success in his state activities for the benefit of the people of Russia," the Kremlin's statement detailed.

The Russian presidential elections, held from March 15 to 17, saw Putin securing more than 87% of the vote, underscoring his continued dominance in Russian politics.

His competitors, Nikolai Kharitonov, Vladislav Davankov, and Leonid Slutsky, received 4.31%, 3.85%, and 3.2% of the votes, respectively.

Putin and Erdogan Discussed Black Sea Security

The Kremlin also reports that Erdogan and Putin discussed Black Sea Security following the call.

"The statement following the conversation notes a mutual commitment to further interaction in the interests of developing multifaceted Russian-Turkish relations," the message stated. Putin and Erdogan also "discussed issues of strengthening international stability and security."

As previously reported by the Turkish information portal Ensonhaber, Putin's planned visit to Turkey for a meeting with Erdogan is set to take place in April of this year. The publication notes that President Erdogan's diplomatic activity is expected to accelerate once again.