Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wins Presidential Election, Extends 15-Year Reign

Istanbul:  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a pivotal election Sunday, saying voters had “handed him” the presidency. Speaking early Monday, Supreme Election Council head Sadi Guven said 97.7 percent of votes had been counted and declared Erdogan the winner, according to the Associated Press. The election was one of the most consequential…

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wins Turkey Elections Extending 15-Year Grip On Power

Erdogan supporters celebrate outside Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters in Istanbul Istanbul:  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday declared victory in a tightly-contested presidential election, extending his 15-year grip on power in the face of a revitalised opposition. Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in…

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