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Turkish election 2023: Erdogan celebrates new term, but Turkey ‘still divided’

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  • Paul Kirby – Iggy Kokdev
  • BBC – Ankara

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President Erdogan said he will achieve unity in Turkey

Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrated after midnight after announcing he had won another five years in power.

“The whole nation of 85 million people has won,” Erdogan told jubilant crowds outside his grand palace on the outskirts of Ankara.

But he mocked his opponent, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, and took aim at the jailed Kurdish leader and his pro-LGBT policies, making his call for unity ring hollow.

Opposition leader Kilicdaroglu did not openly acknowledge Erdogan’s victory.

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