Sending a congratulatory message after the news that Assad won the election with 95.1% of the vote, Putin said: “The election result literally shows that you have high political authority. Kremlin spokesman Dmitriy Peskov also said: “Assad’s greatest achievement over the past 4-5 years has been to prevent a catastrophe in his country with the precious help of Russia.” Western countries and Turkey, on the other hand, said they did not recognize the results. EU High Representative for Foreign Relations Josep Borrell said: “The elections in Syria were neither free nor fair and took place in a democratic environment. EU countries cannot consider these election results to be valid, ”he said.
TURKISH FOREIGNERS: ELECTIONS ARE NOT FREE AND FAIR
In its statement, the Foreign Ministry said: “The elections organized by the Syrian regime are illegitimate and do not reflect the free will of the people. The said elections, which took place under free and unfair conditions, are incompatible with UN Security Council resolution 2254 on the political settlement of the Syrian conflict, and also reveal the regime’s insincere approach to the Syrian conflict. in the political process.