Erdogan wins historic third term as Turkey’s president

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will extend his 20 years at the top of Turkey’s political landscape after winning the country’s presidential runoff election on Sunday.

Erdogan received 27,513,587 votes, or 52.14% of the votes cast, according to figures released by the country’s Supreme Election Council, beating challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu who had 25,260,109 votes, or 47.86%.

Turkey’s Supreme Election Council has declared President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the winner of Turkey’s presidential runoff election on Sunday, CNN reports.

 

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