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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Leads in Early Runoff Results

Posted on AllSides May 28th, 2023
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a roughly 5-percent lead over his presidential run-off opponent Kemal Kilicdaroglu on Sunday, according to preliminary returns from Turkish news agencies. Erdogan led with 52.3 percent of the vote compared to Kilicedaroglu’s 47.7 percent, according to the Associated Press. It comes weeks after Erdogan narrowly missed an outright win during the country’s presidential elections on May 14, where he held 49.5 percent of the vote. If Erdogan wins, he will extend his 20-year tenure as Turkey’s leader by an additional five. He previously served...

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