Türkiye Presidential Elections – Recep Tayyip Erdogan re-elected as President after a historic victory, confidence reposed by the Turkish nation

"Healing the wounds of the Feb. 6 earthquakes, the disaster of the century, and restoring our demolished cities will continue to be at the top of our priorities," Erdogan said.

ANKARA (The HQ News) – “Türkiye, its democracy are winners”, “no one has lost today, all 85 million have won, now is time to unite around our national goals and national dreams”, said Recep Tayyip Erdogan after overwhelming historic victory  being re-elected as President of Türkiye in Sunday’s runoff polls.

Erdogan was addressing thousands of his supporters who gathered in front of the presidential complex in the capital Ankara and celebrated his election victory by singing songs written for the president.

Erdogan’s reelection was confirmed by Ahmet Yener, the chairman of the country’s Supreme Election Council (YSK), on Sunday evening who stated that Erdogan won Türkiye’s presidency over opposition challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the second-round runoff vote.

As per unofficial results after opening of 99.43% of the ballot boxes so far, Erdogan won the race with 52.14%, while Kilicdaroglu got 47.86% of the vote compared to the first round of the election on May 14 when no candidate obtained the 50% votes required  for an outright victory (though Erdogan took the lead with 49.52%) after which the presidential runoff elections were conducted.

Parliamentary elections were also held that day, with Erdogan’s electoral alliance winning a majority of seats.

“In one of the most important elections of our multi-party political history, our nation made its decision in favor of the ‘Century of Türkiye,’” said Erdogan.

“In the first round of the elections, our nation had already demonstrated its legislative preference by giving the majority of the members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly to the People’s Alliance.”

The president also thanked each and every member of the nation who gave him the responsibility to govern the country for the next five years.

“I would like to thank all of my citizens who stood up for their will and proved the strength of our democracy by going to the polls at home and abroad, regardless of which party or candidate they chose on May 14 or May 28,” he said.

Erdogan vowed to devote all his time and energy to work, serving the country.

“Healing the wounds of the Feb. 6 earthquakes, the disaster of the century, and restoring our demolished cities will continue to be at the top of our priorities,” he added.

Turning to the economy, he said addressing problems caused by inflation is the “most urgent” priority.

“We will continue with confidence and stability. We are planning a production-based economy focused on internationally-reputed financial management, investment and employment,” he added.

Erdogan also promised to implement a system that will reduce input prices in agriculture and livestock, increase producer income, and facilitate consumer access.

Syrian refugees issue solution by Erdogan

Following the start of a civil war in Syria in 2011, Türkiye adopted an “open-door” policy for Syrians fleeing persecution and brutality due to which more than 3.7 million Syrians currently reside in Türkiye, making it the world’s top Syrian refugee-hosting country.

Regards to the Turkish policy on the voluntary return of Syrian refugees, Erdogan said: “So far, we have facilitated the voluntary return of nearly 600,000 people to safe areas on Syrian territory and that through a new resettlement project with Qatar, Türkiye will ensure the return of 1 million more people in a few years.”

World leaders congratulate Türkiye’s Erdogan on election win

Meanwhile international leaders continue congratulatingd Erdogan on being re-elected as President of Türkiye.

United States President Joe Biden and top diplomat Antony Blinken congratulated Erdogan for his victory.

“I look forward to continuing to work together as NATO Allies on bilateral issues and shared global challenges,” Biden said in a tweet.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Turkey “a valued @NATO Ally and partner”, further praising the high voter turnout on Sunday and the long democratic tradition of Turkiye, said “I look forward to our continued work together with the government chosen by the Turkish people,” he said.

EU Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen congratulated Erdogan on winning an election run-off on Sunday.

“Congratulations @RTErdogan for your reelection as President of Türkiye. I look forward to working with you again to deepen EU-TR relations in the years to come,” Michel said in a tweet.

Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mr. Shehbaz Sharif said in a tweet that Erdogan’s success in re-election was a “historic” one.
“He has been a pillar of strength for the oppressed Muslims & a fervent voice for their inalienable rights,” he said.


Chief of Mandokhel Tribes and President United Pakistan Party “Sardar Hayaat Mandokhel” congratulated Erdogan on being re-elected as the President of Türkiye and for conducting peaceful, transparent elections in the country. Sardar Mandokhel said the Presidential win of Erdogan is a great blessing for the region and the world as Recep Tayyip Erdogan is true Islamic and world leader who can mediate between countries like Russia and Ukraine and bring peace and stability in the conflict hit world. Mandokhel also appreciated Erdogan’s efforts for Syria and its millions of refugees and added that Pakistanis love him from their heart.