Erdogan wins Turkey’s presidential poll in first round: election authority chief

Ankara (AFP) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a new mandate in presidential elections in the first round of voting by winning more than half of the votes, the chief of Turkey’s election authority said Monday.

“President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received the absolute majority of all valid votes,” the head of the Supreme Election Committee (YSK) Sadi Guven told reporters in Ankara, without giving further details or numbers after Sunday’s polls.