Erdogan bestows historical letter to Cuban leader

Erdogan bestows historical letter to Cuban leader

BAKU. TurkicWorld:

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has bestowed a letter written in 1902 by the Cuban President of the time to the Ottoman Sultan to his Cuban counterpart, Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez, reports TurkicWorld with the reference to Hurriyet Daily News.

The Cuban leader thanked Erdogan after he presented the historical letter.

Stating that he had not seen this document before, Bermudez said, “It is a completely historical document.”

In 1902, Cuban President of the time, Tomas Estrada Palma, sent a letter to the Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II. declaring his “intention to preserve friendly relationship between the Republic of Cuba and friendly relations and the Ottoman Empire.”

In the letter, the Cuban leader of the time informed Sultan Abdulhamid that the Republic of Cuba was established on May 20, 1902, and that he had become the head of state.

“I also declare on behalf of the Cuban people the unwavering intention of the Republic of Cuba to preserve friendship and sincere relations with all societies and especially with the Ottoman Empire,” Palma stated.