Turkiye's Tayyip Erdogan claims victory in presidential election

Turkiye's Tayyip Erdogan claims victory in presidential election

Istanbul (Web Desk): Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory in the Turkiye's presidential elections on Sunday.

According to unofficial results, Erdogan won the race with 52.14%, while Kilicdaroglu got 47.86% of the vote, he said, adding that 99.43% of the ballot boxes have been opened so far.

His challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu managed to secure 47.79 percent.

Addressing supporters in Istanbul after his victory, Erdogan termed it a victory of Turkiye and democracy.

President Erdogan said that the voters had given him the responsibility to rule for the next five years.

He called rehabilitation of earthquake victims as first priority of his government.
Erdogan also vowed to bring down inflation in the country.

President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have felicitated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his re-election to the office of the President of Turkiye.

in a tweet on Monday, the president  said his win is reflective of the trust posed in him by the people.

President Alvi said Turkiye is a close friend and a  country with which we have had brotherly relations for centuries.

He said Pakistan and Turkiye have always stood by each other, expressing the confidence that the relations between the two countries would continue to prosper under the dynamic leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

"Pakistan looks forward to working with the Turkish President to further expand bilateral cooperation with Turkiye in all areas of mutual interest," President Alvi said.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also congratulated Erdogan on his presidential win.

In his congratulatory message on Twitter, the premier wrote ‘Heartiest congratulations to my dear brother President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his historic re-election as President, Republic of Turkiye.’

PM Shehbaz said Recep Tayyip Erdogan is one of few world leaders whose politics has been anchored in public service.

He said the Turkish President has been a pillar of strength for the oppressed Muslims and a fervent voice for their inalienable rights.

PM Shehbaz said Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s presidential victory and that of AKP in parliamentary elections is significant in so many ways, reflecting the trust and confidence of the Turkish people in his dynamic leadership.

The premier said the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkiye will continue to stay on an upward trajectory.

PM Shehbaz said.said he keenly looks forward to working with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to further deepen strategic partnership in line with the excellent brotherhood between our two peoples.