Incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced at a rally in front of his supporters in Istanbul his victory in the second round of the presidential elections and called them "a holiday of democracy." At that time, the Turkish Central Election Commission, after counting 75% of the ballots, stated that 53% of voters voted for Erdogan, while 47% voted for his opponent, the leader of the united opposition Kemal Kılıçdaroglu.
At the same time, Kılıçdaroglu won more than 50% of the votes in large metropolitan areas - Ankara, Izmir and Istanbul.
Even before the official results of the Turkish Central Election Commission appeared, Erdogan had already been congratulated on his victory by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Emir of Qatar and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
In the first round of the Turkish presidential elections, none of the candidates received more than 50% of the votes needed to win. Recep Tayyip Erdogan received 49.52% of the vote, the leader of the united opposition, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, 44.88%, and the nationalist Sinan Ogan, 5.17%. In the second round, Ogan supported Erdogan.
Before the second round, Kılıçdaroğlusaid that he would "send migrants" to the countries "where they came from" in an attempt to win the votes of nationalist voters. As a result, the Turkish nationalist Zafer Party supported him. She was a member of the Ata alliance, whose candidate was Sinan Ogan, and stated that he announced support for Erdogan on his own behalf.