Turkey Stays the Course

President Recip Erdogan has been re-elected.

The head of Türkiye’s Supreme Election Council has announced that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a third term in office after defeating Kemal Kilicdaroglu in a runoff election. Erdogan claimed 52.14% of the vote to Kilicdaroglu’s 47.86%, Supreme Election Council chairman Ahmet Yener told reporters on Sunday night. Erdogan defeated his rival by a margin of around 2.2 million votes, according to figures released by the council.

This is very significant because it means that the USA will have to stage another coup, and this time be successful, if it wants to enlist NATO’s second-largest military in its war on Russia. But the Turks have now made it clear that they are not interested in war with Russia, and, when push comes to shove, they will probably choose BRICS over Clown World.

UPDATE: Not much doubt as to which side Erdogan has chosen in the aftermath of his re-election.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pledged to complete a gas distribution hub to pipe Russian natural gas into Europe via Türkiye. Erdogan said that the project, first suggested by Russian President Vladimir Putin, will be built with Russian assistance.