The 69-year-old leader overcame Turkiye’s biggest economic crisis in generations and a powerful opposition alliance to take an unassailable lead.
The UAE’s President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan also sent a message of congratulations to Erdogan after the declaration.
UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum sent a similar message to Erdogan, Emirates News Agency reported.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi also congratulated Erdogan, as did French President Emmanuel Macron, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Putin said the win was evidence the Turkish people appreciated Erdogan’s independent foreign policy.
European leaders including French president Emmanuel Macron, German chancellor Olaf Scholz and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky also sent messages of congraulations.