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We will emerge victorious in election, achieve historic success: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on May 15 that his alliance will emerge victorious in the May 28 runoff election and achieve historic success.

"The May 14 elections, one of the elections with the highest participation in our history, took place in a festive atmosphere befitting our democracy, with the prudence and foresight of our beloved nation," Erdoğan said.

Country records high turnout in presidential, parliamentary elections

Türkiye's historic presidential and parliamentary elections on May 14 witnessed a high voter turnout at 86.2 percent.

The figure was barely below the 88.2 percent turnout in 2018 when Turkish voters headed to ballot boxes to elect the president and members of the parliament.

Turkish Presidency Vote Goes to Run-Off as Outright Win Eludes Erdogan

Supporters wave flags and banners as Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes an address at the Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters in Ankara early on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE/Necati Savas

The third candidate, nationalist Sinan Ogan, received a surprising 5.2 per cent of the votes.