Supporters of Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan celebrate his election victory in front of the party headquarters in Ankara August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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The head of Turkey's election commission says Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the country's first direct presidential election.The main opposition candidate conceded defeat to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday in the country's first direct presidential election.If confirmed, the first round victory will ensure Erdogan, currently serving his third term as prime minister, remains at the country's helm for another five years.The state-run Anadolu news agency, which has reporters stationed in vote counting centers across the country, declared Erdogan the winner.
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