Tamil Diplomat

Erdogan calls on world to respect result

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said voters had chosen stability following unrest.

With almost all ballots counted, state-run Anadolu news agency said the AKP had won 49.4% of the vote, with the main opposition CHP on 25.4%.

The Turkish lira and shares in Istanbul surged in response to the result.

The lira was up by more than 4% against the dollar and the BIST share index soared by over 5% early on Monday.