Erdogan pronounced winner of Turkish elections after receiving ‘absolute majority’ of votes

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday and appeared on course to continue his 15 years in office with more power than ever after pushing through changes to the country’s constitution. 

"Our people have given us the job of carrying out the presidential and executive posts," Mr Erodgan said in a short speech in Istanbul. "I hope nobody will try to cast a shadow on the results and harm democracy in order to hide their own failure.”

Turkey’s national electoral board also pronounced Mr Erdogan as the winner, with  97.7 of votes had been counted.

Speaking early on Monday, Sadi Guven, the head of the Supreme Election Council, said: "President…

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