Russian president Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kremlin reports. “Vladimir Putin warmly congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his re-election as the head of state and emphasised his strong contribution to the development of Russian-Turkish relations in a constructive and mutually beneficial way. He noted that the support expressed by the Turkish people for their leader opens new prospects for expanding practical bilateral cooperation in different areas.
Having expressed his gratitude for the congratulations, the President of Turkey reaffirmed his commitment on further joint work on the entire current agenda”, the handout reads.
Ukrainian president Volodimir Zelenskiy also congratulated Erdogan on winning the elections. “In a phone call, I congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on winning the elections. I noted the personal role of the President of Turkey in continuing the grain initiative, which is an important component of global food security.
The cooperation between Ukraine and Türkiye is important and effectively contributes to the prosperity of our peoples and international stability. We will continue its further development and joint work to strengthen the security of the region, Europe and the world!”, Zelenskiy said in a Telegram post.
US President Joe Biden said Turkey's newly re-elected president Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the possibility of U.S. sales of F16 aircraft to Turkey and that Biden brought up Turkey's dropping its opposition to Sweden entering NATO.
Biden spoke after talking to Erdogan on the phone to congratulate him on winning the Turkish election. "We're going to talk more about it next week," Biden said.