The news of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan winning re-election for another term was welcomed with grand fanfare from world leaders. The historic run-off presented the biggest challenge to Erdogan’s 20 years in power and his victory was met with congratulations from many countries.
Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron were among those who took to Twitter to express their congrats. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman also wished Erdogan to a statement released by the state news agency.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban was especially complimentary, citing the “unquestionable election victory!” of President Erdogan. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic also congratulated Erdogan and the Turkish people for their monumental success.
The winning of Erdogan’s re-election comes at a time when the country is facing its worst economic crisis in decades, as well as uncertain political times. Erdogan has proven to be a strong leader, however, and his victory is a testament to his resolve and dedication to the people of Turkey.
Erdogan is now set to serve another five-year term in office, and the world leaders’ congratulations show their support for the president and his country. With the entire world watching, Erdogan will continue to pursue his agenda and prove why he is deserving of the world’s attention.
It is a dynamic time for Turkey and the world leaders’ congratulations serve to bolster the confidence of the nation. Only time will tell what the future holds for the country, but the world’s recognition of Erdogan’s re-election proves that, while politics at times can be bitter, international relations remain strong.