The victory of the incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is unlikely to affect the relations of the Turkish authorities with Russia. They will remain at the same level. This opinion was expressed by political scientist Alexei Yaroshenko in an interview with 360.
“Erdogan’s victory in the elections does not mean anything new for Russia. The same vector of Russian-Turkish relations will remain, in which the Turkish president will seek to use his buffer position between Russia and the collective West to realize his national interests and to extend the policy of benefiting from the conflict between the Russian Federation and Western countries,” he said.
According to him, the victory of the Turkish leader in the second round was predictable. After all, Erdogan used all his administrative resources for this.
“Turkey is not a country where the incumbent president can lose and lose his power. Erdogan definitely won not because of the grain deal,” Yaroshenko added.
The second round of presidential elections in Turkey took place on May 28. The results were summed up on the same day. The head of the country’s CEC said that after processing more than 99% of the votes, Recep Erdogan became the winner. He scored 52.14%. His opponent, opposition candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, 47.86%.