Turkey elects

Libya has congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in the 2023 Turkish presidential election on Sunday.

President Muhammed Menfi of the Presidential Council wished Erdogan success emphasizing the unique ties that bond the two nations in his remarks.

For his part, Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah was among the first world leaders to congratulate Erdogan on his victory on Sunday.

"Erdogan's victory was evidence of the Turkish people's confidence in the president's successful projects and policy, which placed his country in the ranks of developed countries," Dbeibah said in a tweet.

He also hailed the rival party for "protecting the political process" and its adherence to the rules of democracy, despite losing the race.

With this win, Erdogan wins another five years in power, extending his rule into a third decade.

Erdogan won 52.87% in the run-off vote, while his rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu received 47.13% of votes in a near-complete count, according to the Turkish Supreme Election Council.