Turkey’s Recep Tayyep Erdoğan has claimed victory in his country’s presidential election, but the opposition have not yet conceded defeat.
According to the state-run Anadolu Agency, with 97% of votes counted Erdoğan has 52.62% of the national vote. His chief rival, Muharrem Ince of the opposition CHP party, has 30.76%.
The new president is the first to enjoy greatly enhanced powers under a new constitution agreed in an April 2017 referendum.
The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) scored 11%, well over the 10% minimum threshold it needed to enter parliament, and will hold 46 seats making it the second largest opposition party in the new chamber.