Turkey: Counting underway as Erdogan claims presidential election victory

Ballots were being tallied in Istanbul on Sunday as sitting President Recep Tayyep Erdogan claimed victory in Turkey's presidential election after a preliminary vote count, however, opposition parties are yet to concede. The country's electoral board (YSK) is yet to announce the official results of the election but the state-run Anadolu Agency reports that after counting 97 percent of votes... Еще, Erdogan is sitting on 52.62 percent while his key political opponent Muharrem Ince is estimated to trailing behind on 30.76. It is thought the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) will exceed the 10 percent threshold needed to enter parliament. At an estimated 11 percent, the HDP will hold 46 seats becoming the second largest opposition party in the new chamber.

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