Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a new five-year term after securing victory in the first round of a presidential poll in Turkey.

According to Turkey’s elections commission officials, President Erdogan has received the absolute majority of all valid vote during the presidential poll.

The State media reports indicate Erdogan has secured 53% of the votes while his closest rival Muharrem Ince secured 31% of the votes.

In the meantime, the Anadolu news agency reported that the Justice and Development Party (AKP) itself had 42% of the votes for parliament with 99% counted.

The source further added that its partner, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), had 11% while it put the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on 23%.

Reports indicate that 48 million people had participated in yesterday’s presidential and parliamentary elections.


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