Erdogan sends letter to Putin on Russia Day

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated their Russian counterparts Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin on the National Day of Russia despite the ongoing tensions between the countries, Turkish broadcaster CNN Türk reported, citing government sources. Yildirim and Erdogan sent letters to their counterparts for Russia’s national day celebrated on June 12, according to reports.

“On behalf of Turkish people, I celebrate the National Day of Russian people. Moreover, I hope that the relations between Russia and Turkey reach the level that it deserves in the near future,” Erdogan wrote in the letter to the Russian President, while Yildirim voiced a similar wish in his letter to Medvedev.

“I hope that the cooperation and relations between our countries reach the level necessary for the common goals of our people soon. I wish health and prosperity to all the Russians,” Yildirim said.

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