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Telephone conversation with President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan

February 26, 2023

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

During the telephone conversation, Vladimir Putin congratulated President of the Republic of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his birthday, noting his great personal contribution to the development of Russia-Turkiye relations.

The leaders touched upon certain current issues on the bilateral agenda.

Vladimir Putin also sent a congratulatory message to Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The message reads, in part:

“You enjoy well-deserved respect among your fellow countrymen as well as abroad. In these difficult times, in such a critical situation, when Turkiye is overcoming the tragic consequences of such devastating earthquakes, your best qualities as a statesman and a person, your courage and ability to make balanced and necessary decisions are in full display.

Russia appreciates your personal contribution to strengthening friendly relations and constructive co-operation between our countries. I am confident that moving forward, we will continue to pursue mutually beneficial joint projects and to co-ordinate our efforts to address important issues on the regional and global agenda.”

February 26, 2023