Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a decisive victory in the elections Sunday, extending his 15-year reign and also cementing the sweeping powers he had long sought.
The stakes were particularly high as the new president will be the first to enjoy enhanced powers, without even a prime minister, under a new constitution agreed in an April 2017 referendum strongly backed by Erdogan but which opponents say grants autocratic powers.
Erdoğan will assume vast new powers narrowly approved in a referendum a year ago, including the power to appoint senior judges and unelected vice presidents, and to pass decrees with the force of law.
Erdogan, accompanied by his wife Emine, waves to supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara early Monday.
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But she was quick to add: "But I don't actually walk around kicking guys' asses". Why do I have to go through this?' Whereas a woman's like, 'I don't know.
"Turkey has given a lesson in democracy to the entire world", he added, pointing to a turnout of 88 per cent.
The USD/TRY is on the rise for Monday, up over 1.4% from the day's early low after surprise results from the Turkish election put the incumbent Erdogan back in the seat of power.
But Ince, who had faced limited airtime on television in the campaign and a near boycott by state media, said the run-up to the election had been unfair.
Despite the Iranian refusal to support a Turkish attack on Qandil, Turkey's relations with Iran will continue to improve under Erdogan-who has not forgotten Iran's support to him on the night of the failed coup of July 2016.
According to unofficial results, Erdogan won 52.6 percent of the votes in the presidential race, avoiding a second-round runoff vote. Russian President Vladimir Putin sent Erdogan a telegram on Monday, congratulating him on his victory, one of the first world leaders to do so.
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According to the AP, it may stimulate more research in relation to drugs , in particular for recreational and medical use. GW's subsidiary Greenwich Biosciences will market the drug in the US.
Berlin's ties with Erdogan have been fraught but Merkel noted Turkey's importance in solving Europe's migrant problem and "a longstanding friendship". But supporters love Erdogan for bringing economic growth and security.
A headline by British magazine The Economist reading "Turkish people should show Erdogan the door" was also slammed by some Erdogan supporters.
Others congratulating Erdogan included Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Hungary's nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Hamas chief Ismail Haniya. A report by the Anadolu Agency said 10 foreigners - including French, German and Italian nationals - had been arrested over alleged attempts to "interfere" in the elections, citing Interior Ministry officials.
"Turkey made its choice in favour of a more determined fight against the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) and (Gulenists)", Erdogan said.
In a tweet, Demirtas hailed a "great victory" despite suffering "the biggest injustice of the campaign".
Erdoğan struck a defiant tone in his victory speech early on Monday in Ankara, saying Turkey had set "an example" for the rest of the world, vowing to carry on military campaigns in Syria, fight terror groups and raise Turkey's worldwide prestige.
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Simona Halep is No. 1 in the women's draw, with defending champion Garbine Muguruza at No. 3 behind Caroline Wozniacki . She made it to the fourth round where she would have faced Maria Sharapova but she was forced to withdraw with injury.
The U.S. considers the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), dominated by YPG militants to be its main ally in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria.