Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won re-election, according to unofficial data from state-run Anadolu Agency, in a tense run-off after he failed to secure more than 50 percent of votes required for an outright victory in the first round on May 14.

Iran PressAsia: Declaring his victory in Türkiye's runoff election, Erdogan said: “We have completed the second round of presidential election with the favour of our nation,” Erdogan has said, expressing his gratitude to the nation.

With 97 percent of ballot boxes opened, Erdogan received 52.1 percent of votes in the second round on Sunday, beating his challenger, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who won 47.9 percent.


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