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PM Modi greets Turkish President Erdogan on election victory
PM Modi greets Turkish President Erdogan on election victory

INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sent his greetings to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his win in reelection. PM Modi said, he is optimistic about the future of both bilateral relations and international cooperation. Congratulations to @RTErdogan on his reelection as Turkiye's president, PM Modi tweeted. I am optimistic that in the future, our bilateral connections and global problem cooperation will further strengthen.

Erdogan was proclaimed the victor of Turkey's presidential runoff election on Sunday, prompting PM Modi to post a congratulations message on Twitter. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the election, extending his leadership to a third decade. On Sunday, he prevailed over opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu in a runoff election.

As per data given by the nation's Supreme Election Council, Erdogan received 27,513,587 votes, or 52.14 percent of the total ballots cast, CNN said. Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the head of the opposition, received 25,260,109 votes, or 47.86 percent. After being re-elected as Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to throngs of supporters at the Presidential Palace, as per report. At a rally outside the presidential palace, Erdogan congratulated himself on winning a third term and declared the country a "winner." "We are not the only winners; Turkey is the winner," he declared. Our country, in all of its parts, is the winner; our democracy is the winner, the  reports read.

"Now is the moment to put aside all the arguments and disputes related to the election process and come together around our country's aspirations. We sincerely make this decision, he continued. In Taksim Square in Istanbul, Erdogan's fans gathered and screamed his name. After early results put Erdogan in the lead, hundreds of his supporters gathered outside the Justice and Development (AK) Party's Istanbul headquarters. Some of the fans brought their kids, while others blew flares and rockets, honked their horns, and waved flags.

As per reports, hundreds of people gathered outside the Justice and Development (AK) Party's Istanbul headquarters after early results put Erdogan in the lead. Some of the fans brought their kids, while others blew flares and rockets, honked their horns, and waved flags. Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the opposition, declared that he will keep fighting until Turkey has "real democracy" while speaking at the Ankara headquarters of his party. He described it as Turkey's "most unfair election period" ever.

"This was the most unfair election period in our history," Kilicdaroglu added. We refused to submit to the atmosphere of terror. Despite all the difficulties, the electorate's desire to overthrow an authoritarian administration was evident in this election. He emphasised that "the hard days ahead for our country" are what makes him said. 

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