Türkiye Presidential Election found its place in the world press!

Türkiye Presidential Election found its place in the world press!

The results of the Presidential and 28th Term Parliamentary Elections held yesterday in Turkey have been largely determined. The results aroused great repercussions in the world press as well as in Turkey. Almost all newspapers emphasized that the elections would go to the second round and there was a high turnout.

The presidential and parliamentary elections, in which the participation was intense, were followed with interest all over the world. International news agencies shared the developments moment by moment.


The American publication The Washington Post touched upon the balcony speech of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. It was stated that the race between Erdoğan and the Presidential candidate of the Nation Alliance, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, went head-to-head.

Round 2 Remaining

The New York Times also underlined Erdogan’s statements. It was noted that the President is ready to compete in the second round. CNN International gave wide coverage to the statements of President Erdoğan and Kılıçdaroğlu. CNN ran the headline “Turkey’s critical election is in the 2nd round”.

Türkiye Presidential Election


The British press also followed the election closely. According to the BBC’s report, “After a controversial race, Turkey will probably reach the second round.” subtitles It was emphasized that Erdoğan and Kılıçdaroğlu did not receive enough votes for the presidential race to end in the first round. In addition, the success of Erdogan and the People’s Alliance in the earthquake zone was scrutinized.

Türkiye Presidential Election


The elections were followed by live broadcasts in The Guardian. While mentioning the record participation, Erdoğan’s balcony speech included the words “We are the leader by far”. The Financial Times headlined “Erdoğan and Kılıçdaroğlu competed for the presidency”. In the presidential election, it was emphasized that both candidates could not exceed 50 percent of the votes in the first round.

Gül Demirci

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