Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey's former president, has won the presidential election in the first round.
Erdoğan remains president until 2023 – the centenary of the founding of the Turkish Republic.
Congratulatory messages for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s historic election success continued to abound from around the world on Tuesday.
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic congratulated Erdogan over his success in Sunday’s presidential and parliamentary elections.
A written statement from the Croatian presidency said Grabar-Kitarovic believed Erdogan would work diligently for Turkey’s future and stability during his time in power.
Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also congratulated the Turkish leader.
He said in a message that the Turkish nation had showed its support for Erdogan’s policies in order to ensure political and social stability as well as economic growth in the country.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also sent Erdogan a congratulatory message.
Abe stressed that he hoped to join powers with Turkey -- which has undertaken an important role in the region-- in order to continue contributing to world peace and prosperity.
Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland also sent a congratulatory letter to President Erdogan, the Council said on Tuesday.
“Turkey is one of the longest-standing members of the Council of Europe,” Jagland said, adding that he trusted Turkey in the coming years to “undertake further work together to uphold Europe’s common standards on human rights, democracy and the rule of law for the benefit of all Turkish citizens”.
Since the announcement of Erdogan's win in the polls on Sunday, many world leaders and prominent personalities had also sent messages or letters, or phoned him, to congratulate the Turkish president.
According to Turkey’s Supreme Election Council (YSK), on Sunday President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won an absolute majority in the presidential election with 52.5 percent of the vote, while his closest rival was behind at 30.6 percent, with 99.9 percent of ballot boxes opened.
In the parliamentary polls, the People's Alliance of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and Justice and Development (AK) Party won 53.6 percent of the votes, with 99.9 percent of ballot boxes opened.
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