Erdogan wins Turkish presidency, allies say (11)

Swissinfo 2014.08.10 21:44
By Daren Butler and Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan was set to be Turkey's next president after local media credited the veteran prime minister with more than half the vote in a near-complete count and allies said Erdogan had won. After an election on Sunday that his opponents say may create an increasingly authoritarian state, broadcasters said Erdogan had 52.0 percent of the vote, 13 points more than his closest rival.
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