Scholz appreciates German-Turkish relations after Erdogan’s re-election

After the official election victory of Turkish President Erdogan, Olaf Scholz expressed his congratulations.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz paid tribute to Germany’s cooperation with Turkey after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s election victory. “Germany and Turkey are close partners and allies – we are also closely linked socially and economically,” wrote the SPD politician on Twitter on Sunday evening. He also congratulated Erdogan on his re-election. “Now we want to push our common issues with renewed vigour,” said Scholz


According to the state news agency Anadolu, after counting almost 99 percent of the votes, Erdogan came to 52 percent, challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu to 48 percent of the votes. Opposition leader Kilicdaroglu indirectly admitted defeat. Around 61 million people were called to vote in Turkey. Eligible voters in Germany and other countries have already voted. Sunday also marked the anniversary of the 2013 Gezi protests critical of the government.

Jean Harris

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