Erdogan wins re-election as president

Turkey’s long-standing leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a new five-year term after securing outright victory in the first round of a presidential poll.

Mr Erdogan got nearly 53% with almost all votes counted. His closest rival Muharrem Ince was on 31%. He will now assume sweeping new powers, won in a controversial referendum last year. The post of PM will be abolished.

Mr Ince accepted the result on the basis of poll figures – but said that everything about the vote was unfair.

Final results will be announced on Friday.