After voting in the presidential election’s second round on Sunday, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave cash to supporters.
Reuters reported that the current head of state gave out bank notes of 200 liras (about $10) each, and greeted supporters who were waiting outside the door with handshakes.
President Erdogan gave out cash to kids before voting in the first round of presidential poll on May 14.
Erdogan hands out cash to kids before casting his vote, appearing to violate Turkish law, which bars candidates from campaigning on election day: pic.twitter.com/dm1dHMiCgB— David Lepeska (@dlepeska) May 14, 2023
- On Sunday, supporters of Erdogan’s rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu cheered as he came to vote in the election runoff.
Supporters shouted “people’s president Kilicdaroglu” as the opposition leader left the polling station, waving to the crowd.
Kilicdaroglu’s supporters hope for a change in the country’s leadership, even though Erdogan defied early opinion polls and won the first round.
Erdogan’s win will prolong his rule into its third decade.
Voting began at 8 AM (0500 GMT) and will end at 5 PM (1400 GMT).