The Sultan will remain president until 2028. “Turkey’s century is opening up,” says Erdogan, who maintained his lead throughout the entire electoral count, even as conflicting statements chased each other through the afternoon, from 4pm Italian time until now.
on the ballot paper for Presidential elections in Türkiye The candidate of the main opposition parties, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, and the outgoing president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have challenged each other.
The gap between the two gradually narrowed. In the end, the endorsement of the presidency came with 52.1% of the vote. Thus, the Turkish leader secures power for another 5 years.
“Our people trusted us again. Only Türkiye won todayErdogan said while speaking to a crowd of people in the Kishikli district, on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. Attack on gay rights: «In our culture, the family is sacred, we will strangle anyone who dares to touch it».
The opposition leader expressed his “genuine sadness” over Turkey’s future: “My real sadness relates to the difficulties that await the country,” secular opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said in his first public remarks after the election, without officially admitting defeat.
Polling turnout exceed 85%According to data published by state television TRTdown from the first round of the presidential election, when it was close to 90%.
Spokesman for Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), super oztrackAnd he spoke of a close race, warning Erdogan’s party: “Don’t try to muddy the waters by talking from the balcony.”, referring to Erdogan’s habit of speaking to his supporters. Then he threatened tight control over the counting due to previous fraud attempts ruling party akp.
“We haven’t received any news about it Negative attitudes that affected the voting processThe head of Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council, Ahmet Yener, told the press immediately after the counting began. All objections have been dealt with by the competent authorities. We thank everyone who helped us organize a successful election.”
“I call on all my brothers to stay and protect the seats until the results are final,” Erdogan wrote on social networks shortly after the polls closed. «Now is the time to protect our nation’s will Until the last moment.”
Kilicdaroglu, aka wrote “Turkish Gandhi”.
Erdogan gives the children banknotes
Erdogan Exchange of 200 Turkish lira banknotes (just under €10) and toys for some of the kids he met at the polling station where he went to vote this morning in Uskudar, on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. And also on the occasion of the first round of the presidential elections on May 14, Erdogan had given money to the children when he went to vote.
The Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office issues arrest warrants
Meanwhile, the Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office issued Arrest warrants against five people after an investigation was opened On some posts posted on social media that are considered “provocative”. They were going to spread “disinformation aimed at disturbing public order”. This was announced by various Turkish media outlets by announcing that the accounts in the center of the investigation are: Haber Report, Darkweb Haber, Miller Doctrin, Muhbir, and Solko Gazit.
World leaders congratulate Erdogan
Allied countries of Turkey congratulate Erdogan. The compliments came from Serbian Aleksandar Vucic and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who invited Erdogan to invite him to visit Baku.
Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also congratulates the Turkish president, saying that this reflects “the confidence of the Turkish people in his dynamic leadership.”
Iranian President Raisi describes Erdogan’s re-election as “a sign of the continued and precious trust of the Turkish people,” while his Venezuelan counterpart celebrates the victory of a brother and friend. Before them, the Hungarian leader, Viktor Orban, the Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, as well as the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, spoke.
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