Erdogan declares victory in Turkey’s presidential race

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Following a fiery campaign period, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan faced his biggest challenge yet. He’s claiming victory.

Early results reported by state media show Erdogan is the newly elected president as Turkey transitions to a presidential system.

CGTN’s Michal Bardavid reports from Istanbul.


For more on Turkey’s election results, CGTN’s Wang Guan talked with Bulent Aliriza, who is the director and senior associate of the Turkey Project at CSIS.