President Erdoğan declares election victory. “According to unofficial results, our nation has given us the duty of presidency and the head of executive branch, while giving a majority to our People’s Alliance, which is a great responsibility,” he said. Thanking his supporters, Erdoğan also congratulated other presidential and MP candidates. “I hope no one will try to cast a shadow on the elections to cover up their failure,” he said. “The message is clear: Turkey has given a lesson on democracy with a turnout that is close to 90 percent.”
The HDP may take more than 60 seats in parliament, according to the unofficial preliminary results announced by the state-run Anadolu Agency on June 24.