Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wins Turkish Presidential Elections For Second Time

| June 25 , 2018 , 12:50 IST

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the presidential election in Turkey for the second time on Sunday after securing an absolute majority in the first round of a presidential poll.

According to media reports, after the completion of the first round the vote share stand tall for Erdogan who received 52.5 per cent votes to his opponents Muharrem Ince who received 30.7 per cent votes and Selahattin Demirtas who secured 8.4 per cent and Aksener received only 7.3 per cent votes in the election.

After winning the election Mr. Erdogan gave a victory speech from the party headquarters in the capital Ankara.

He said, "Our democracy has won, the people's will has won, Turkey has won." He also thanked Turkish citizens who cast their ballots in an election with a record turnout of 87 per cent votes.

While addressing the crowd he added, “We have received the message that has been given to us in the ballot boxes,” he said. “We will fight even more with the strength you provided us with this election.” 

Erdogan also thanked his supporters for their work during the election campaigns.

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Erdogan has ruled Turkey for more than 15 years as prime minister and president. Erdogan was the prime minister of Turkey for 11 years before becoming president in 2014 and again he is all set to serve the nation again.