Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory message to Abdullah Gül on his election as President of the Turkish Republic
The message reads, in part:
“I am confident that the beneficial cooperation that presently exists between Russia and Turkey will continue to develop both in the interests of our peoples and with a view to strengthening stability and security in our region.
I warmly recollect our previous meetings. I am confident that we will continue our joint work in an atmosphere of mutual understanding and that we will allow our bilateral relations to reach a qualitatively new level of multifaceted
August 28, 2007