ANKARA, Turkey – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Who has ruled his country under tight security control for two decades. Ran a close election in Monday’s campaign and may finally face off against his main rival.
Whether the outcome comes today or after the second election in two weeks. It will determine whether NATO allies across Europe and Asia. But bordering Syria and Iran, still turn in Erdogan’s favor or back. The road that was promise more freedom is led by the presidential opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
The 69-year-old Erdogan told his supporters in Ankara that he could still win. But would respect the state’s decision if the campaign went to vote in two weeks.
He said. This year’s elections focused on domestic issues such as the economy. Civil rights and the earthquakes that killed more than 50,000 people in February.
However, Western countries and foreign investors are still waiting for results due to Erdogan’s weak economic policies. His often quick but successful actions to bring Turkey into the middle of international debate.
With the unofficial census nearing completion. Voter support for the current president lagged behind the majority he needed to win definitive re-election. According to the news of Anadolu Agency, Erdoğan received 49.3 percent of the votes and Kılıçdaroğlu received 45 percent.
“We will definitely win the second round… and bring democracy, “The 74-year-old candidate for the 6-party coalition, Kılıçdaroğlu, said that Erdogan believes the country, which now needs change, has lost its trust.” counting is done and complete. Four million foreign voters still need to be counte, and the May 28 race is uncertain, according to the commission.
Howard Eisenstat, professor of Middle East history and politics, St. Lawrence University in New York said Erdogan could have an advantage in the race as the ruling party will outperform in Sunday’s presidential election. “Divided government,” he said.
Erdogan has been ruling Turkey as president or president since 2003.
Opinion polls on the eve of the election showed the incumbent leader was increasingly following his opponent.
Kılıçdaroğlu’s centre-left party Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputies opposed Anatolia’s initial figures, arguing that the state preferred Erodejen after some results emerged.
Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AK) spokesman Ömer Çelik accused the attack of “trying to kill the will of the state”. He called those who opposed the allegations “irresponsible”.
Erdogan’s ruling party gave 49.4 percent, Kılıçdaroğlu’s National Alliance 35 percent, and Kurdish supporters more than 10 percent.
More than 64 million people, including foreign voters, voted with about 89 percent of the votes. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Turkey’s founding as a republic. A modern secular state born from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire.
Although the government has restricted freedom of expression and assembly, particularly since the attempted coup in 2016. Voter turnout in Turkey has historically been high. Erdogan accused former friends and followers of cleric Fethullah Gulen of trying to overthrow the government. Massive crackdown on a Gulen-linked officials and Kurdish activists.
Internationally, the election is seen as a test of the unity of the opposition’s ability to remove. Its own definition, a leader who wields nearly all state power. Strives to be more influential on the world stage.
Erdogan, together with the UN, is helping to strike a deal with Ukraine and Russia. That would allow Ukrainian grain to ship from Black Sea ports to the rest of the world, even if Russia is at war in Ukraine. The contract use by a center in Istanbul has to expire in days and Turkey’s meeting last week in order to survive.
However, Erdogan blocked Sweden’s request to join NATO because he need approval, arguing that Turkey was not interest in American clergy and members of the Kurdish group, whom he saw as threats to national security.
Critics criticized the president’s benevolence against the sickness of life.
The most recently released data has reduced inflation from around 86% to 44%. Vegetable prices were on the agenda in the protest, which used the onion as a symbol.
Contrary to mainstream economic view, Erdogan believes in interest rate inflation. And has repeatedly asked the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey to lower the main interest rate.
Erdogan’s government has also been criticize for its allege slow and slow response to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit 11 southern provinces. The lax enforcement of building code has exacerbated losses and poverty.
Erdogan used the state’s resources and media rights to inspire voters in his campaign. He accused the opposition of ganging up with “thugs”, being “drunk” and defending LGBTQ+ rights in Muslim countries, which he described as a threat to family values.