The head of the State Duma, or Russian lower chamber of parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, congratulated his Turkish counterpart Mustafa Sentop for the centenary of the Turkish parliament Thursday.

“It is important that the cooperation between the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the Grand National Assembly of Turkey contributes to the development of friendly Russian-Turkish relations in the interests of the citizens of our countries,” Volodin said in a message sent to Sentop that was also published on the State Duma’s website. “I wish you, your colleagues and all Turkish citizens success and prosperity,”

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