Libreville, May 28, 2023 (AGP) – Turkey experienced, this Sunday, May 28, an unprecedented day of voting for this second round of the presidential election, opposing Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the opposition candidate, Kemal Kiliçdaroglu. Tonight, the outgoing president claims victory. The official Anadolu agency gives him more than 52% of the votes in the second round.
Emmanuel Macron congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his re-election as President of Turkey, saying that “France and Turkey have huge challenges to face together“. Among these “challenges”, the French president quotes, on Twitter, the “return of peace in Europe, the future of our Euro-Atlantic Alliance, the Mediterranean Sea”. “With President Erdogan, whom I congratulate, we will continue to move forward,” added the French head of state.
In the headquarters of Kemal Kiliçdaroglu’s party, the CHP, in Istanbul, there is disillusionment, says a correspondent. The faces are strained. People are silent. It was a roller coaster for them since at the beginning of the evening, one of the two Turkish agencies, the Anka agency gave Kemal Kiliçdaroglu in the lead under thunderous applause in the HQ.
People exulted, but the joy quickly subsided and many of those who came to follow the evening at HQ have already left.
LNL (source RFI)