The second round of the Presidential Election held in Turkey on May 28 was followed closely in the American press. The headlines of the leading news sites of the American media included the news about the election in Turkey.
CNN followed the election in Turkey instantly. CNN, which covered the enthusiastic celebrations held until late at night in Turkey, drew attention to the interest in President Erdogan’s balcony speech.
Congratulations from world leaders to Erdogan were included
Noting that Erdogan emphasized “unity” in his speech, CNN also included congratulatory messages sent to Erdogan from world leaders, especially US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
The New York Times (NYT), one of the country’s leading newspapers, devoted a separate page to the elections on its website.
In its news titled, “President Erdogan has won re-election after the biggest challenge ever,” the NYT said, “President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s most important politician for 20 years, defeated opposition candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, according to the country’s election authority.” made his statement.
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) website states, “The nation’s longest-serving leader defeated his main rival in the runoff.” comment has been made.
Foreign policy came to the fore
In the WSJ analysis, former US Ambassador to Ankara Jim (James) Jeffrey states that “(Erdogan) is calm under pressure.” The statement and the comment that “Erdogan reflects the message that he knows what he is doing, that he is at work, and that this attracts the attention of Turkish voters, like most voters,” was included.
An analysis in the Washington Post stated that Erdogan “survived the challenge of a candidate backed by a united opposition”.
In the news titled, “Turkey’s Erdogan has won again,” the Virginia-based Politico news site said, “As Erdogan begins another five-year term, he has a strong influence in shaping politics in the region and beyond, as well as influencing the future direction of democracy in this powerful country of 85 million people. in a position.” evaluation was made.
In the news, Turkey’s important role in the Black Sea Grain Initiative emphasized Erdogan’s impact on international relations, and Erdogan said, “It is rare among NATO leaders who maintain good relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin even after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. a name” was written.
“In foreign policy, another five years of Erdogan will likely witness Turkey continuing to defend its independence in the East-West power struggle on everything from trade to the war in Ukraine,” Bloomberg reported on the election results. used the phrase.