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MOSCOW, April 18. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the victory of his supporters in the referendum in Turkey, confirmed the TASS press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.

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“Yes, the President has congratulated Erdogan”, he said.

Earlier, several Turkish media reported that the Russian leader sent a colleague a congratulatory telegram.

Peskov earlier told reporters that the Kremlin refers to held the referendum as “an exclusively internal matter of the Turkish Republic”. Press Secretary of the head of state noted that take to the will of the Turkish people should be respected.

Held on Sunday in Turkey, the referendum was won by the supporters of amending the Constitution . The changes include the introduction of Turkish presidential form of government is parliamentary. The post of Prime Minister is abolished, and the President will have the right to appoint a Vice-President, Ministers, some members of the Board of judges and prosecutors.