Russian President Vladimir Putin and newly elected Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a telephone conversation. This was reported in the press service of the Kremlin.
“Vladimir Putin warmly congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his re-election as head of state, emphasizing his great contribution to the development of Russian-Turkish relations in a constructive and mutually beneficial manner,” the message says.
The head of our state, in a conversation with a colleague, noted that the elections in Turkey allowed Erdogan to enlist new support, which could have an extremely positive effect on cooperation between Moscow and Ankara. The Turkish leader accepted the congratulations and noted that he was determined to continue maintaining partnership relations with Russia.