(MENAFN- AzerNews) German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday congratulated Turkish
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in Sunday's
presidential runoff election, Azernews reports via anadolu agency .
In a phone call, Scholz congratulated Erdogan on his electoral
success and wished the results to be beneficial for the Turkish
people, Türkiye's Communications Directorate said in a
Scholz also expressed hope for progress on common issues.
According to unofficial results, the Turkish incumbent won the
race with 52.16% of the vote, while opposition candidate Kemal
Kilicdaroglu received 47.84%.
On May 14, no candidate won the required 50% in the first round,
triggering the presidential runoff, although Erdogan took the lead
with 49.52%. On that day, Erdogan's electoral alliance also won a
majority of seats in parliament.
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