The following statements were included in the congratulatory message published on the Kremlin page:
“Mr Erdogan, Dear friend,
Please accept my most sincere congratulations on your re-election as President.
The victory in these elections was the natural result of your selfless work as the leader of the Turkish Republic, a clear proof of the Turkish people’s support for your efforts to strengthen state sovereignty and pursue an independent foreign policy.
I would like to confirm our gratitude to you for your personal contribution to the strengthening of friendly Russian-Turkish relations and mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields, as well as our readiness to continue our constructive dialogue on current issues of the bilateral, regional and international agenda.
We attach great importance to the consistent implementation of the planned joint projects, especially the construction of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant and the creation of a natural gas hub in Turkey.
As the leader of the state, I wish you new success, health and well-being with all my heart in such a responsible activity.