Erdogan vows 'new era' in Turkey after 'historic' election win
Published on Aug 11, 2014 4:57 AM
ANKARA (AFP) - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed a “new era” of reconciliation in Turkey after winning a “historic” victory in presidential elections.
“Today we are closing an era and taking the first step for a new era,” Mr Erdogan said in a victory speech from the balcony of his party headquarters in Ankara.
He promised a “new social reconciliation process” where all Turks of whatever origin or belief would be equal citizens of the country.
“I thank each and every citizen, whether they voted for me or not, who contributed to the writing of history on such a historic day,” he added, saying the “debates of the past” would now be left behind.
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