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After an extremely controversial runoff Recep TayyipErdogan - Turkish politician and prime minister. Born on February 26, 1954 in Istanbul, the new old president of Turkey graduated.

"This victory was not very difficult for President Erdogan because he controls all the mechanisms in the country. He always wins by a minimal margin - by little, but forever. The biggest winner in the election is not Erdogan, but the cultural clash in Turkish society. On the one hand are the people who saw a flawed democracy during Kemalist Turkey - they wanted democratic order to be restored. On the other hand, sultanism won. The cultural rift brought Erdogan's victory," journalist Mehmed Ömer said in the studio of Bulgaria Morning.

The guest noted that Turkish ethnicity and Sunni Islam dominate Turkey.

"During this election campaign we saw a frank clash between Turks and Kurds, Sunni-Alawites, secularist-Islamists. Turkey has shown that it is not ready to elect a president other than Sunni Islam," Ömer said.

According to the journalist, many things did not reach Kılıçdaroğlu to become president.

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"The opposition has failed to unite around a more acceptable candidate. The opposition failed to mobilize and appoint advocates in all sections because there are disputes for signals and violations," he told Bulgaria ON AIR.

Ömer also commented on whether Turkey's future will change after Erdogan's re-election.


Turkey is expected to continue in the same spirit and tone. For Brussels and Washington, Erdogan is the recognizable and acceptable president because they know what tricks he wields," he said.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan


Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Mehmed Ömer