President felicitates Erdogan over victory in election

  • Mamnoon Hussain says historic, unparalleled bilateral relations between Pakistan, Turkey will continue to grow 

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has extended felicitations on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in the presidential election.

According to Foreign Office spokesperson, President Mamnoon Hussain underscored that the large turn-out and peaceful conduct of parliamentary and presidential elections is a testimony to the strength and vibrancy of Turkey’s democratic values and institutions.

He expressed hope that Turkey will continue on its path of progress and prosperity under the leadership of President Erdogan. The president said the historic and unparalleled bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkey will continue to grow from strength to strength.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a new mandate in presidential elections in the first round of voting by winning more than half of the votes, the chief of Turkey’s election authority said Monday.

Head of the Supreme Election Council, Sadi Guven said Justice and Development Party, Republican People’s Party, Nationalist Movement Party, Peoples’ Democratic Party and Good Party have surpassed ten per cent threshold in the parliamentary election.

He said the remaining uncounted votes will not affect election results.

Meanwhile, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared his victory in the presidential and parliamentary elections. His ruling AK Party is also leading in parliamentary elections, with 42.4 per cent of the vote counted.

The People’s Alliance, consisting of AK Party and MHP, has won 53.6 per cent of the vote so far.

Addressing the nation from headquarters of Justice and Development Party in Ankara after his election victory, Tayyip Erdogan said his government will increase the country’s international reputation. He said the new government will confront terror groups more decisively. The YSK is to announce final results on Friday.