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Nazarbayev congratulates Erdogan on becoming Turkey's new president

Nursultan Nazarbayev and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. ©Dmitriy Khegay Nursultan Nazarbayev and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. ©Dmitriy Khegay

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram to Recep Tayyip Erdoan congratulating him on his election as Turkey’s new President, Tengrinews reports citing the presidential website.

“The results of the voting became a clear evidence of your public image and widespread support of your policies aimed at addressing socio-economic issues and strengthening of Turkey's positions at the international arena,” the message said.

President Nazarbayev noted that Recep Tayyip Erdogan's leadership helped Turkey become a highly developed country and increase its influence in the international politics. "I am confident that at the level of strategic cooperation, the fraternal ties between Kazakhstan and Turkey will continue strengthening," the telegram said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev wished his Turkish counterpart good health and success in his new position, and wished peace and prosperity to the people of Turkey.

Acting Turskish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan won an outright victory in the first round of the presidential elections on Sunday receiving an absolute majority of votes: 52.1 percent.

Writing by Assel Satubaldina, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina

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