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NEWS Political analysts: Turkey very close to continue with President Erdogan for another 5 years

17 May 2023

May 14th became the scene for one of the most important elections in Turkey since its establishment. It is very clear that the parliamentary majority went to the ruling bloc. On the other hand, no candidate passed 50 percent vote share in the first round of the presidential election, which is supposed to be even more important than the deputy election.

Tayyip Erdogan, the candidate of the AK Party and People's Alliance, received 49.51 percent and the Nation Alliance’s candidate Kemal KILICDAROGLU received 44.88% of the votes, both reaching the second round.

As the picture looked exactly the opposite in many public surveys held before the election, these results were considered a surprise.

Now both alliances, namely the People's Alliance of the ruling AK Party and the Nation Alliance headed by the CHP are preparing for the second round. At this point, political experts note Erdogan, who received 49.5% in the first round, seems to be real close to being elected president.

If this turns out to be true, experts comment that the relations Erdogan has established with some foreign countries so far will continue the same, Putin’s Russia, which has supported Erdogan all along.

Needless to say, Erdogan also has good relations and commercial ties with the Gulf countries in the Middle East. As noted by experts, Turkey has become an investment country for many investors from the Gulf Countries, and it seems that this situation will continue in the coming years ahead as well. Apparently, said investors are expected to strengthen their commercial ties to Turkey, buying many properties, like in recent years.

On the other hand, Turkish citizens wish and expect that if re-elected president on May 28, Erdogan will also keep his promises made before the elections regarding new investments and improving the level of prosperity in the country.

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