Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan presented a letter written by Ottoman Sultan Murad III in response to Queen Elizabeth I of the United Kingdom, as a gift to British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is currently in Ankara on a state visit.
The framed letter reads, "as long as we act together against the enemies and abide by the agreement signed between the Ottoman Empire and the United Kingdom, British merchants will not be subject to any unfair treatment. They will be respected just like those who are friends with the Ottoman sultans. We welcome rescue of Muslim people who were kept hostage in Spain, by the United Kingdom. The Ottoman Empire will send a fleet in spring in an effort to help the United Kingdom."
Ottoman Sultan Murad III reigned from December 22, 1574 to January 16, 1595.
Numerous envoys and letters were exchanged between Sultan Murad III and Queen Elizabeth I. The Queen also discussed joint military operations with Sultan Murad III during the outbreak of war with Spain in 1585.
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