"I thank my nation for giving us a democracy holiday," APA's Istanbul correspondent reports.
Republican Union candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during his speech in Istanbul.
He thanked the citizens who went to the polling stations and expressed their will: "I congratulate our citizens, our youth, and our party members. I thank every citizen who trusted us in the country for the next 5 years. Hopefully, we will be worthy of your trust. As we have been for 21 years, it will be the same now." .
"I thank every member of our nation who once again entrusted us with the responsibility of managing the country in the next 5 years by their own choice," Erdogan said.
He added that this is the victory of the entire Turkish people.