His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on his re-election as President of Turkey.
His Excellency Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President of the Republic of Turkey
Dear Mr. President:
Please accept my cordial greetings with your re-election as President of Turkey.
Citizens of the Republic have again entrusted you with the leadership of the country thus showing a wide popular support of your domestic and foreign policy. I am confident that your rich experience of service to the state, purposefulness and active patriotism will help you to successfully solve the tasks facing the country.
I highly appreciate your firm decision to continue the uncompromising struggle against international terrorism which is challenging humanity and jeopardizing the bases of statehood, social order and peaceful life.
I express my hope that your work as President will contribute to the development of good relations between Turkey and Russia.
I wish you strength and the blessed success in your responsible ministry and peace and well-being to the people of Turkey.
PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA