Erdogan declares victory in Turkish presidential election

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Sunday’s presidential election and said his ruling party-led alliance had won an overall majority in parliament.

“The unofficial results of the elections have become clear. According to these… I have been entrusted by the nation with the task and duties of the presidency,” Erdogan said at his Istanbul residence, adding that the alliance led by his Justice and Development Party (AKP) had won the majority in parliament.

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