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Turkey Polls: Erdogan emerges as winner!

ISTANBUL: As votes are being counted all over Turkey after the closing of polls today, Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling AK Party emerge as winners.  

Ballot paper featuring the pictures of 6 presidential candidates

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Many held earlier that snap election represented the biggest electoral threat for President Erdoğan in 15 years. While ruling Turkey, Erdoğan had consolidated power and crushed anti-government protests. After the failed military coup of 2016  he fired thouseda of government workers and jailed many.

Though a section of Press – lamenting government dominance of the media alleged mass rigging – it is quite certain that 64-year-old Tayyip Erdogan’s reign has not finished yet.  

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.