Turkey election: Erdogan ahead in early results
Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ahead in the presidential election with 52% of votes counted, the BBC reports.
Mr Erdogan has 56%, and his closest rival, Muharrem Ince, is on 29%.
If Mr Erdogan wins more than 50% of the overall vote, he will be declared the winner and avoid the need for a second round of voting.
As well as the presidency, voters are also choosing members of parliament. Mr Erdogan’s party is ahead in that poll.
With 38% of the votes for parliament counted, the president’s AK Party leads with 47% of the votes, the state news agency Anadolu reports. The main opposition CHP is on 19%.
Voter turnout is almost 87%, the state broadcaster says.