June 6, 2023

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Turkish Elections 2023: Expected Race Between Erdogan and Kilicdaroglu in Presidential Election

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Turkish presidential elections are moving into the second round after a stormy night in which incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defeated his rival, Kilicdaroglu, but failed to win the first round.

None of the presidential candidates managed to break the 50 percent threshold needed to win the race.

Erdogan appeared triumphant when he appeared before a crowd of supporters after midnight to announce his intention to lead the nation for another five years.

“I am confident that we will continue to serve our people in the next five years,” the 69-year-old said happily.