2023 Turkish Presidential Election


Turkish citizens are going to the polls to choose the country’s next president on Sunday in the nation’s run-off election.

Turkiye held its parliamentary and presidential elections on May 14. In the first round, incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan clinched 49.52% of the vote, while his closest rival, Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, received 44.88%.

Former presidential candidate Sinan Ogan, who took third place in the first round with 5.2%, has thrown his support behind Erdogan and urged his supporters to vote for the incumbent president. Polling stations opened at 08:00 and will close at 17:00 local time.

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