Turkey’s former prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has won Turkey’s first direct presidential elections with a remarkable majority from the first round.
During his victory speech, delivered from the balcony of his AK party, Erdogan promised to be the president of all the 77 Million Turks, to reassure those who did not vote for him.
Erdogan called upon the Turks, during the same speech, to look at their differences as a richness and not as a weakness, so that they can together build what he referred to as “Turkey of Today”.
According to the BBC, Erdogan had already, before the votes counting ended yesterday, secured 52% of the votes against 38% for his primary rival, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu.
Mr. Ihsanoglu commented on the elections results saying “I hope these results are for Turkey’s benefit and prosperity.. I congratulate Prime minister and wish him a successful mandate”.
The Moroccan Times