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Erdogan declares Turkish nation the winner after election victory

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was leading the polls with more than 95 percent of the votes counted in Turkey’s presidential elections.

Erdogan received 52.8 percent of the vote with his nearest challenger Muharrem Ince of the CHP bagging 30.7 percent of the vote counted so far.

With almost 95 percent of the parliamentary votes counted, the AK Party’s People’s Alliance was ahead with 53.8 percent of the votes and the Nation’s Alliance was in second place with 34.1 percent of the votes.

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