Turkey election run-off results 2023 by the numbers

Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for 20 years, will now serve another five-year term.


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won re-election according to the country’s Supreme Election Council and unofficial data from the state-run Anadolu Agency. With 100 percent of ballot boxes opened in the run-off, Erdogan has 52.18 percent of the vote, and challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu has 47.82 percent.

The results are shown below.

Map of results:

First round results

Erdogan took 49.52 percent of May 14’s vote, with Kilicdaroglu getting 44.88 percent.

A third, nationalist, candidate, Sinan Ogan, took 5.17 percent of the vote and went on to endorse Erdogan for the second round.

According to Anadolu Agency, 88.84 percent of Turkey’s 64 million eligible voters cast their votes during the first round.

Interactive_Turkey_Runnoff_presidential vote May 20

Hover over each province to see how each candidate performed in the first round.

Erdogan vs Kilicdaroglu

Turkey’s ruling People’s Alliance and opposition Nation Alliance differ in several key areas. Here’s a breakdown of their policies and promises:

Turkey Alliances interactive
[Al Jazeera]

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, 69

Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (Justice and Development Party, also known as AK Party)
People’s Alliance candidate

  • The current president has had 20 years in power, nine of them as president and 11 as prime minister, from 2003 to 2014.
  • He was mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998.
  • He is now seeking a third consecutive presidential term.
  • This is his most challenging election amid economic woes and earthquake damage.
Erdogan Infographic
(Al Jazeera)

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, 74

Cumhuriyet Halk Partesi (CHP or Republican People’s Party)
Nation Alliance candidate

  • He has led the CHP for more than a decade.
  • Before entering politics, he was a finance ministry specialist and chaired the Social Insurance Institution for most of the 1990s.
  • He presided over a string of electoral defeats at CHP but is running as a unity candidate for the six-party Nation Alliance with the backing of Turkey’s second-biggest opposition party, the pro-Kurdish HDP.
  • He promises to bring Turkey back to a “strong parliamentary system”.
Kemal Kilicdaroglu Profile
(Al Jazeera)
Source: Al Jazeera