Media Statement

28 June 2018

President Ramaphosa congratulates the new President of Turkey

President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated the President of the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who was re-elected in the June 2018 general election and will assume the role of Executive President and become both the Head of State and Head of Government in Turkey.

Turkey’s Supreme Election Council (YSK) on Monday, 25 June 2018, announced that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won an absolute majority in the presidential elections held on 24 June 2018.

President Ramaphosa congratulated the Turkish government and people on the successful conclusion of their election process and wished President Erdoğan well with the task lying ahead. President Ramaphosa assured the Republic of Turkey of South Africa’s continued support.

Media enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President, on 072 854 5707.

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