Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been declared the President of Turkey in the re-election, as announced by the country’s Supreme Election Council and unofficial data from the state-run Anadolu Agency. Read more great news.
The tense run-off followed Tayyip Erdogan’s failure to secure over 50 percent of the votes needed for an outright victory in the initial round held on May 14.
Politicians from different countries are congratulating Tayyip Erdogan for becoming Turkey’s President. Pakistani PM Mr. Shahbaz Sharif sent Congratulations to Turkish President. Let’s comment here and send your heartiest congratulations to him.
With nearly all votes counted, Erdogan obtained 52.14 percent of the votes in the second round on Sunday, surpassing his opponent Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who garnered 47.86 percent, according to the Supreme Election Council. The final confirmation of the results is expected in the upcoming days.
This victory solidifies Tayyip Erdogan’s place in history as he extends his rule for five years, totaling 20 years in power. He has already surpassed the 15-year presidency of Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared before an adoring crowd outside his residence in Istanbul’s Uskudar, where he expressed his gratitude after singing. He stated, “With the favor of our people, we have completed the 2nd round of the presidential elections. God willing, we will continue to be worthy of your trust as we have been for the past 21 years.” The president also emphasized that all 85 million citizens of the country were the “victors” of both rounds of voting held on May 14 and May 28.
Later, Tayyip Erdogan headed to Ankara, addressing his supporters at the presidential palace. He congratulated the crowds and highlighted the country’s most pressing issue: inflation. However, he reassured me that solving this problem was easy. Official data indicates that Turkey’s inflation rate stood at 50.5 percent in March, down from a peak of 85.6 percent in October.
“The most urgent issue is to address the problems arising from price increases caused by inflation and to compensate for welfare losses,” stated the president. Tayyip Erdogan also reaffirmed his commitment to healing the wounds caused by the February earthquakes and rebuilding the affected cities and towns, which remain among his top priorities. He stated, “Our hearts and hands will continue to be with the earthquake region.”
Following the confirmation of Tayyip Erdogan’s continuation as president, Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), expressed his determination to persist in what he called a “struggle for democracy.” He remarked, “All the state’s resources were mobilized for one political party and were devoted to one person.
I want to thank the leaders of the Nation Alliance, their organizations, our voters, and the citizens who protected the ballot boxes and fought against these immoral and unlawful pressures.”
Despite the defeat, Kilicdaroglu has yet to resign, although calls for his resignation are likely to increase.