Turkish President Erdogan won the runoff election against challenger Kilicdaroglu and faces another five years in power. Hard times are coming for his country.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the presidential election at the second attempt. Erdogan received 52.14 percent of the votes, Kilicdaroglu got 47.86 percent, according to the electoral authority after counting 99.43 percent. Even before the official announcement of the election victory, supporters of the ruling AKP party began to celebrate Erdogan’s election victory on the streets of Istanbul. At a first appearance in the city in the evening, he called his challenger disparagingly: “Bye, bye, Kemal.”
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