AKP spokesperson just Hüseyin Çelik declared that the AKP convention to choose the new PM will be on Aug 27,  a day before Gül’s retirement from the Presidency… This decision is apparently to prevent Gül’s return to party…

Outgoing President Gül has signalled that he could return to the ruling AKP, as uncertainty continues to linger over his political future after he hands his post to PM Erdoğan
The defeated presidential candidate Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu should not be judged as either a success or failure, as it is the opposition parties that nominated him that should be judged, according to Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ.
Sezgin Tüzün analyzed that voter turnout would be 70% in his last article he wrote before elections and we talked to him about results of elections. “Those not having voted determined the result of elections and the opposition lost by 14% vote” he said.
Supporters of both Erdoğan and İhsanoğlu claimed the doodle was in favor of their rival
Atambayev celebrates his Turkish counterpart's victory. Screenshot from YouTube video uploaded by Zorbey Medya.
Atambayev celebrates his Turkish counterpart’s victory. Screenshot from YouTube videouploaded by Zorbey Medya.

Erdogan hails new era for Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails a new era for Turkey and urges unity after winning the country’s first direct presidential election.
Outgoing PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed his victory in Turkey’s first direct presidential election as a new era for the country.

Erdoğan and the Paradox of Populism

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s victory in Turkey’s first direct presidential election is no surprise. But, given his polarizing leadership as Prime Minister, what accounts for his political staying power?

 

Erdoğan has updated his Twitter bio to describe himself as “President of the Republic of Turkey
The Turkish Lira and stocks started off the week with gains after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan won the country’s first presidential election, with investors taking his victory as a sign of continuity
Global ratings agency, Fitch has claimed that political risks to Turkey’s economy are still high following Erdoğan’s presidency win
The fact that PM Erdoğan won an outright victory in the first round of the presidential election, according to unofficial results, may be a game changer in near-future scenarios for the post-Erdoğan era.

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan will become Turkey’s next president, after declaring victory in the country’s first-ever direct presidential election Sunday.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won the first direct presidential elections in Turkey. The results after almost all the ballots had been counted point to the former prime minister having achieved an absolute majority. Erdoğan owes his new success above all to the huge economic upswing of recent years, commentators believe, and fear that the conservative Islamic politician will rule with an even tighter fist.

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