ATA Alliance to support Erdoğan in the runoff on May 28

The presidential election in Turkey and North Kurdistan is going to a second round, as no candidate could secure the required number of votes in the first round.

The three rivals, AKP leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and far-right alliance candidate Sinan Oğan, failed to get over 50 percent of the votes in the presidential election held in Turkey and North Kurdistan on May 14.

According to the Supreme Electoral Board (YSK), Tayyip Erdoğan received 49,51 percent of the vote; Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu 44,88 percent and Sinan Oğan 5,17 percent.

The presidential election will go to a runoff, which is scheduled to take place on May 28, Sunday.

The candidate of the far-right ATA Alliance, Sinan Oğan, announced in a press statement on Monday that they would support Erdoğan in the second round.