President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing the fiercest political challenge of his 20 years in power. He and his main challenger said they were ready for a runoff after neither seemed to win a majority of votes on Sunday.
Published May 14, 2023Updated May 15, 2023, 4:17 a.m. ET
AnkaraPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan greeting supporters.Turkish Presidency, via ReutersIstanbulFollowing the results of the elections.Sergey Ponomarev for The New York TimesAnkaraSupporters of Kemal Kilicdaroglu.Yves Herman/ReutersIstanbulSupporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Umit Bektas/ReutersAnkaraWatching results at the Republican People’s Party headquarters.Associated PressIstanbulWatching election results on television.Jeff J Mitchell/Getty ImagesAnkaraOpening a ballot box.Associated PressIstanbulCounting ballots.Sergey Ponomarev for The New York TimesIstanbulCounting envelopes of ballots.Sergey Ponomarev for The New York TimesIstanbulOutside a polling station.Sergey Ponomarev for The New York TimesIstanbulCasting a ballot.Sergey Ponomarev for The New York TimesIstanbulA banner for the governing Justice and Development Party.Yasin Akgul/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesAnkaraThe main opposition candidate, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leaving a polling station.Bulent Kilic/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesDiyarbakirA voter being helped at a polling station.Metin Yoksu/Associated PressAnkaraElection workers preparing ballots.Adem Altan/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesIstanbulPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan before casting his ballot.Pool photo by Umit Bektas