Turkish PM Erdogan wins presidential election

Current Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has won Turkey's first popular presidential election, the country's election body has confirmed.

Mustafa Sentop, deputy chairman of the ruling AK Party, said Erdogan had received just over 52 percent of the vote.

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Election body: Erdogan wins Turkish presidential race

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has won Turkey's first presidential election, the High Election Board (YSK) says, citing provisional figures.

"The provisional results show that Erdogan has the majority of the valid votes," YSK chairman Sadi Guven told a news conference.

"Tomorrow I will provide the numbers. We have received more than 99 percent (of the votes). Tomorrow we will announce the provisional results."

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