Erdogan wins presidential polls in Turkey
August 11 , 2014
Recep Erdogan,Turkey’s prime minister, is the winner in the first direct presidential election in the country.
Erdogan reportedly got 51.95% of the vote after 99% ballots were counted. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, in second place, got 38.34% of the vote.
Reaching out to his rivals in his first victory speech, Erdogan said: “I will not be the president of only those who voted for me; I will be the president of 77 million.”