Former US President Donald Trump praised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his “well-deserved” win in the presidential runoff on Sunday.
“Congratulations to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his big and well-deserved victory in Turkey,” Trump stated on his Truth Social platform.
“I know him well, he’s a friend, and I’ve seen firsthand how much he loves his country and the wonderful people of Turkey, whom he has elevated to a new level of prominence and respect!” Trump penned a letter.
Erdogan was re-elected president of Turkey in runoff elections, according to the chairman of the country’s Supreme Election Council (YSK).
YSK president Ahmet Yener told reporters in Ankara that Erdogan had won the presidency of Türkiye against opposition contender Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the second-round runoff poll.
According to unofficial figures, the Turkish incumbent received 52.14% of the vote, while Kilicdaroglu received 47.86%, he added, adding that 99.43% of the ballot boxes have been opened so far.