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President congratulates Erdogan on election victory

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou sent a message to re-elected Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, congratulating him on his victory.

In her message, the president notes that she looks forward to the further development of bilateral relations on the basis of international law with the goal of securing regional peace and stability.

Erdogan to speak to Biden on Monday

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will speak by phone with US President Joe Biden on Monday evening, private broadcaster NTV quoted presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin as saying.

Biden on Sunday congratulated Erdogan on winning the second round in Turkey's presidential election. [Reuters]

Greek caretaker PM congratulates Erdogan on election victory

Greece's caretaker prime pinister, Ioannis Sarmas, sent a letter to Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, extending his congratulations on his re-election as the president of Turkey and expressing wishes for peace and prosperity for the Turkish people.

Erdogan extended his rule into a third decade by defeating Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the country's runoff election Sunday.

Erdogan retains power, now faces challenges over the economy and earthquake recovery

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a mandate to rule until 2028, securing five more years as leader of a country at the crossroads of Europe and Asia that plays a key role in NATO. He must now confront skyrocketing inflation that has fueled a cost-of-living crisis and rebuild in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed more than 50,000 people.

Erdogan prevails in election test of his 20-year rule

President Tayyip Erdogan extended his two decades in power in elections on Sunday, winning a mandate to pursue increasingly authoritarian policies which have polarized Turkey and strengthened its position as a regional military power.

His challenger, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, called it "the most unfair election in years" but did not dispute the outcome.

Erdogan Declares Victory in Turkey’s Presidential Run-Off

A picture of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside the presidential palace following the second round of presidential elections, Ankara, 28 May 2023. Photo: EPA-EFE/NECATI SAVAS

Erdogan claims victory in Turkey’s presidential runoff

Turkey's incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in his country's runoff election, extending his rule into a third decade.

In his first comments since the polls closed, Erdogan spoke to supporters on a campaign bus outside his home in Istanbul.

Azerbaijan marks 105th Independence Day

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Azerbaijan marked Independence Day on May 28, the 105th anniversary of the establishment of the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic.

On May 28, 1918, the Azerbaijani National Council declared the independent Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, also known as the Azerbaijan People's Republic.

Live Blog: Turkish Presidential Run-off 2023

  • More than 60 million Turkish citizens are eligible to vote on Sunday in 87 election districts. Turkey's large diaspora of 3.5 million voters already finished voting in diplomatic missions on May 24.
  • Voters ready to decide on renewing another five-year mandate for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who has been ruling the country for21 years.

Ankara further reduces military drills at sea

Ahead of Sunday's election in Greece's eastern neighbor across the Aegean, messages from Turkey arriving in Athens in recent days indicate additional reductions in military exercises.

Kurdish Politicians Renew Support for Kilicdaroglu in Turkish Run-off

Election posters of Turkish presidential candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the opposition Republican People's Party, in Istanbul, 25 May 2023. Photo: EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN

"If there is no change at the ballot box, it will be a disaster in the economy and democracy," Demirtas wrote on Twitter on Friday.

Turkey election 2023: What’s at stake in the runoff?

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan aims to extend his rule into a third decade in an election on Sunday, with the momentum seen in his favor in the runoff vote after a first round showed him ahead of his challenger, Kemal Kilicdaroglu.

Europol: 28 Arrested for Smuggling Migrants via Bulgaria and Romania

Europol has supported the Romanian Border Police (Poliția Română de Frontera) in dismantling an organized crime group involved in migrant smuggling. The Bulgarian General Directorate Combating Organised Crime (Главна Дирекция Организирана Престъпност) and the German Federal Police in Waidhaus (Bundespolizeiinspektion Waidhaus) were also involved in the operation.