Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared his victory in the second round of the presidential elections against his opponent Kemal Kilicdaroglu. Anatolia News Agency reported that Erdogan won about 52.5 per cent of the vote after counting more than 97.5 per cent of the ballot papers. In a speech to his supporters in Istanbul, Erdogan declared his victory on the ballot with the support of the people. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been in power for 20 years, ran in the unprecedented second round of the presidential elections in the front-runner position against the candidate of an opposition coalition consisting of 6 parties, Kemal Kilicdaroglu. Davutoglu’s defeat constitutes a setback for the opposition, which failed to remove Erdogan from power even after forming a united front unprecedented in modern-day Turkish politics.
Source: Jordan News Agency