The head of Turkey’s election commission on Sunday declared President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the winner of a historic runoff vote. This will extend his 20-year rule until 2028.
The head of the Supreme Election Council said that Erdogan had won, after the state-run Anadolu Agency had earlier given Erdogan a decisive lead over his rival.
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, with nearly all of the votes from Sunday’s election counted.
Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for 20 years. He will now serve another five-year term.
Foreign leaders issue statements congratulating the 69-year-old for his election victory.