Cars festooned with Turkish flags and pictures of Erdogan paraded through different towns in the besieged Gaza Strip to celebrate the success of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the presidential election. Cities in the coastal enclave, such as Gaza City, Khan Younis, and many more, joined the celebrations.
As Palestinians celebrated, they chanted praises for Erdogan and Turkey, recognizing Ankara as a stalwart friend of Palestinians in the area. Passers-by were presented with sweets from kunafeh shops, and celebrants joyfully shared trays of the traditional dessert, which were garnished with Turkish flags and images of Erdogan.
Erdogan is still seen as a dependable ally by Palestinians, and there are a considerable number of Palestinians residing in Turkiye, many of whom have relocated from the besieged Strip.
This Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious after a hard-fought election race. Erdogan, a long-time leader of Turkey, managed to obtain a total of 52.87 percent of the vote, while his rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, only acquired 47.13 percent.
The result is seen as a major victory in Erdogan’s camp and comes after months of intense campaigning and a successful effort to turn out the vote.
Erdogan’s supporters celebrated in the streets of Turkish cities upon hearing the news of their leader’s victory. With the win, Erdogan will continue his tenure as President of Turkey.
(All Photos: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)
Source: The Palestine Chronicle