TURKEY ELECTION RESULT 2023
The country’s Supreme Election Council and unofficial figures from the state-run Anadolu Agency both indicate that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended his seat in office. At this stage in the runoff election, with 99.85 percent of the ballot boxes unsealed, Erdogan has received 52.16 percent of the vote, while his rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu has received 47.84 percent.
Turkey election results 2023 – First round results
Kilicdaroglu received 44.88 percent of the vote, while Erdogan received 49.52 percent of the vote on May 14.
Sinan Ogan, a nationalist candidate who came in third place with 5.17 percent of the vote, went on to support Erdogan’s candidacy for the runoff election.
Anadolu Agency reports that 88.84 percent of Turkey’s 64 million eligible voters participated in the first round of voting.
Opponents of his leadership, who accused him of eroding democracy as he amassed more and more authority, were dealt a blow when he looked set to rule for five another year. He contests this complaint.
During his victory speech in Ankara, Erdogan promised to end all problems and unite behind national values and dreams. However, he immediately shifted gears and silenced the opposition, accusing Kilicdaroglu of siding with terrorists without presenting evidence.
Under his administration, he said it would be unthinkable to release the former leader of a pro-Kurdish party, Selahattin Demirtas, whom he described as a “terrorist”.
Erdogan has said that inflation is the most important problem facing Turkey.
Kilicdaroglu’s loss is likely to be mourned by Turkey’s NATO partners, who are worried about Erdogan’s closeness to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who congratulated his “dear friend”. affected. Putin called Erdogan a “dear friend” after Erdogan’s victory.
Joe Biden, the Vice President of the United States, posted the following message on Twitter: “I look forward to continuing to work together as NATO allies on bilateral issues and shared global challenges.”
Relations between the United States and Turkey have been strained as a result of Erdogan’s resistance to Sweden joining NATO, as well as Ankara’s close ties to Moscow and disagreements regarding Syria.
Erdogan is quoted as saying, “Today, Turkey is the only winner.”
Erdogan, who is 69 years old, delivered his speech to euphoric fans earlier today from atop a bus in Istanbul. He stated, “The only winner today is Turkey.” He stated, “I thank each and every one of our people who once again entrusted us with the responsibility of governing the country for another five years,” and he meant it.
Erdogan’s victory extends his career as the longest-serving leader since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk built modern Turkey from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire a century ago. This politically significant anniversary will be honored in October with Erdogan in charge, and Erdogan’s success extends his time as the longest-serving leader.
During a controversial campaign that distracted him from serious economic problems, Erdogan, who heads the Islamist-rooted AK Party, appealed to supporters using rhetoric that was both nationalist and conservative. .
In his victory speech, he continued his attack on the opposition by branding them as being pro-LGBT.
Kilicdarogu, who had promised to lead the country down a more democratic and cooperative road, said the vote reflected the people’s desire to change an authoritarian system. He said that all the resources available at the state were available to one person.
Allahu Akbar, which translates to “God is Greatest,” was chanted by Erdogan’s supporters as they gathered outside his apartment in Istanbul. They cried “Sad and disgraced.”
“I expect everything to get better,” said Nisa, a 28-year-old woman wearing a headscarf and a headband with Erdogan’s name on it.
Another follower of Erdogan said that Turkey will become stronger as long as he stays in office for the next five years.
There are challenges and issues in all countries around the world, including European countries… The supporter, who gave his name as Mert and said he was 39 years old, said aged, expressed as he rejoiced with his son “with strong leadership, we will overcome the problems facing Turkey as well.”
Kilicdaroglu’s supporter named Bugra Oztug, 24, pointed a finger at the opposition for opposing change. “Even though I’m heartbroken and disappointed, I don’t feel hopeless.” Oztug said, “I still have hope that there are people who are able to see the facts and the truth.”
Erdogan’s performance has caught his opponents off guard. They had expected voters to punish him for the state’s delayed initial response to February’s deadly earthquakes, which killed more than 50,000 people.
However, in the first round of voting on May 14, which included parliamentary elections, his AK Party came out on top in 10 of the 11 districts hit by the earthquakes. victory, which helped him to get a majority in the parliament together with his partners.
FEARS FOR LIBERTIES
Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, welcomed him and noted that his country and Turkey shared “great challenges to face together.”The presidents of Iran, Israel, and the Saudi king were among leaders to congratulate him in the Middle East, where Erdogan has asserted Turkish influence, at times with military power. Erdogan, who was at odds with a number of administrations in the region for a number of years has adopted a more conciliatory attitude in recent years.
Erdogan’s success, according to Emre Erdogan, a professor of political science at Istanbul’s Bilgi University, can be due to the fact that his fans believe “in his ability to solve problems, even though he created many of them.”
Additionally, Erdogan had managed to keep the support of conservative voters who for a long time had experienced feelings of marginalization. “This era will be characterized by a decline in political and civil liberties, polarization, and cultural fights between two political tribes,” he stated. “[T]his era will be characterized by a decline in political and civil liberties.”
Despite years of economic instability, which some opponents blamed on unorthodox economic policies that the opposition had pledged to alter, Erdogan appeared to have won in the election.
Last week, the Turkish lira dropped to all-time lows as investors worried about the implications of an Erdogan victory for the country’s economic policy.
According to a report that was published by Reuters the week prior, there was a debate going on within Erdogan’s cabinet regarding whether or not to continue with what some see to be an unsustainable economic policy or to abandon it.
Kilicdaroglu had made a campaign promise to reestablish human rights, reset governance, and restore the independence of the judiciary and the central bank, all of which had been marginalized during the course of the previous decade.
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