Sunday, June 24, 2018

World leaders congratulate Erdoğan on election results

Daily Sabah

Supporters of Turkish President Erdoğan hold Turkish and AK Party flags and greet after closing voting for the Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections in Ankara, Turkey, 24 June 2018.
World leaders, including Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas, Azerbaijan's Aliyev, Hungary's Viktor Orban and Bosnia's Bakir Izetbegovic called Recep Tayyip Erdoğan late Sunday as the preliminary results suggested a victory for the incumbent president.
Waiting on the reports of Putin's call to congratulate
It'll be interesting to read about who calls and who doesn't call
Aliyev was the first head of state to call his Turkish counterpart after the results.
With almost 80 percent of votes counted in Turkey's presidential elections, incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is predicted to emerge winner with a 54.4 percent lead.
Main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) presidential candidate Muharrem Ince received 29.8 percent of the votes.
Meanwhile, the newly formed Good Party's (İP) presidential candidate Meral Akşener gets 7.5 percent of the votes and the pro-PKK Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) candidate Selahattin Demirtaş has won 7.2 percent.
UPDATE #1:

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received congratulations from Qatari Emir.
Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Kotzias and Guinea's Mamadi Toure also called Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to congratulate him on AK Party's success in the elections.
With almost 90 percent of votes counted in Turkey's presidential elections, incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to emerge as the winner with a 52.9 percent lead.

YeniSafak: 87.9 percent voter turnout 

Turks hit the streets celebrating AK victory 

Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development (AK) Party have started to celebrate election victory across the nation.

 Interesting to compare Turkish and regional coverage to that of the 5 eyes media

Turkey election: Partial results put Erdogan above 50 per cent- Canada

It would be more accurate to state the majority results put Erdogan above 50 percent.
Since ballot counting is at almost 100 percent in Turkey- 98.3 percent as I do this update (3:40 pm est)

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 Also Russian airstrikes in Daraa assisting SAA- it's been a busy weekend

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5 comments:

  1. It seems to me that the 5 eyes media is prepping a narrative that will imply the Turkish election was stolen by Sultan Erdogan with the help of Tsar Putin- in a replay of the same spin after the recent Russian election

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  2. Greeting Penny! My two cents: Erdogan has always seemed to me to be an any-port-in-a-storm kind of guy, but better a Russian port than when he was fawning over the Bush bunch (((shudder))). Wow, he's been around a long time! He seems to be the best that Turkey has to offer, and it matters less every day how the media try to spin things.

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    1. Yah, Erdogan does seem to have been that way.(blows with the wind)but then I wonder about media influence in that perception?

      For quite some time now the 5 eyes have had it in for Erdogan- culminating in the failed coup attempt- which I believe Russia played a big part in saving Erdogan's butt- for lack of a better term.

      Erdogan from everything I've read is quite popular in Turkey- With the Turks.

      I disagree with the 'matters less every day' of media spin- since media is always managing our perception. It doesn't matter to the Turks, but, it matters to us who are exposed to this spin every day- can you tell I'm still reading the book you sent me? Sometimes reading parts more then once- then pondering what is being stated.

      And inflicting it on my poor hubby- "Honey, let me read this to you: - eyes roll- but nonetheless I read and he listens- then he talks about what I just read- hilarious- the guy makes some interesting observations.

      Thanks again for the gift YaYa!
      My sister is waiting to read it after I'm done

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    2. You're right. It does matter what's said in the media, but it seems (to me) that fewer and fewer people accept news reports at face value these days. I don't really have the time for social media - blogging takes up a lot of time and energy, as you well know - but at least people are seeing alternative views there and the MSM no longer have the final word. It's as if the wicked witch is beginning a slow melt into a pool of nothing. (One can always hope;-)

      Hey, I'm glad you're enjoying the book. Sounds like you have a cool family, too. You deserve it!

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    3. Ah thanks YaYaC :)
      what a nice compliment.

      Your right on the social media stuff, I can't do it.
      It's enough to read through a pile of news article, sort the wheat and chaff and then make a post here.
      Never mind all the other stuff I have to do!!

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