Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims victory in Turkiye’s presidential runoff polls

Istanbul: Turkiye’s incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in presidential runoff polls.

Addressing his supporters in Istanbul, Erdogan said that the Turkish nation is the winner in the second round of the presidential election and all 85 million of the nation’s citizens won.

With this victory, the door of the “Century of Türkiye” has opened, he emphasized. His speech came after results showed him leading with 52.10 per cent of the vote with 98.2 per cent of the ballots counted.

Opposition candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu received 47.88 per cent. “Your will has become Türkiye’s unbending, stainless power at the ballot box,” Erdogan added.

More than 60 million people were registered to vote, including 4.9 million first-time voters. A total of 191,885 ballot boxes were set up for voters in the country.

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