President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won absolute majority in the June 24 presidential election as 97.7% of ballot boxes were opened, Turkey’s Supreme Election Council said in a statement on June 25.
According to fresh data, Erdogan gained 52.55% of the votes with 99.16% of ballot boxes opened.
“Winners of June 24 elections are Turkey, Turkish nation, sufferers of our region and all oppressed in the world,” Erdogan said. “I would like to express my gratitude to my people, my brothers and sisters who put their trust in me, my alliance and my party.”
Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) is also leading in the parliament election with 42.49% amid 99.10% of ballot boxes opened. The People’s Alliance [the AKP is a part of it] currently has 53.62%.
Erdogan and his supporters seem to secure their dominance in the Turkish political sphere.