Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been re-elected in the second round of the presidential elections on Sunday. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and President Katalin Novák sent their greetings on Twitter.
According to official data, Erdogan received 52.14 percent of the votes, while his challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu won 47.86 percent.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán greeted his longtime ally on Twitter.
Orbán called Erdogan’s victory “unquestionable.”
In a tweet, President Katalin Novák highlighted that “Turkey’s stability is crucial for Europe, and it can play an important role in achieving peace in Ukraine.”
According to the conservative think tank Center for Fundamental Rights (Alapjogokért Központ), Erdogan’s success is “a victory of stability.” “Under Erdogan’s presidency, Turkey has grown into an economic and political center. The powerful Turkish state is the last stable state in the region. The destabilization of the country could have had a devastating impact on Europe,” they warned, adding that “Turkey is currently the last bulwark of all conflicts in the Middle East towards Europe, hosting millions of migrants ready to leave, so our continent can be grateful to the Turkish electorate for voting for predictable stability.”
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