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Erdogan stretches his rule into third decade by clinching Turkish presidential election

10:34 AM | 29 May, 2023
Erdogan stretches his rule into third decade by clinching Turkish presidential election
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ISTANBUL – Recep Tayyip Erdogan has bagged the presidential run-off and has been re-elected as Turkish president, with many calling the feat the greatest political challenge of his career.

The 69-year-old secured victory in a presidential runoff that allowed him five more years to rule the country of 85 million. The Justice and Development Party leader enjoys huge popularity in his country, with the masses praising him for bringing progress.

Reports in international media show preliminary official results showed Erdogan leading with 52.20 percent of the votes while his rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu got 47.86 pc votes.

In his speech after sweeping the current elections, Erdogan said it's time for Turkey to stand united on national goals and dreams. The populist leader said we are not the only winners, the winner is Turkey. democracy is the winner.

Sharing his future strategy, he said fighting inflation and healing the wounds from a catastrophic earthquake would be their top priority.

As Erdogan and his aides committed to more progress, his rival Kilicdaroglu said he would continue to fight until there is real democracy in transcontinental nation.

Following the election sweep, hundreds of thousands of Erdogan supporters flocked to the palace.

For the recap, Erdogan opted for a social life intertwining with politics. He entered politics in the 70s and served as mayor of Istanbul in the 90s. His party faced restriction and he was jailed for months.

He however makes a comeback, with a new party and becomes prime minister in 2003. Ten years later, he secured Turkey's first presidential election.  He survived a coup in 2016 and used emergency powers to shun dissent.

In 2023, he outpaced Kilicdaroglu to be re-elected Turkish president, stretching his time in charge of Turkey beyond 20 years.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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