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Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to win the nation's first direct presidential election in Turkey

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with 52% of the vote, won the presidential race in Turkey after counting 98% of the ballots, according to preliminary results of the election committee.

Officially, the winner will be announced after consideration of all appeals.
At the moment, after counting 98% of ballots Tayyip Erdogan gaining 20.7 million votes (52%). Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, voted for the 15.4 million voters (38.5%). Selahattin Demirtas scored 3.9 million votes (9.7%).

Ankara and Istanbul give majority of votes to Erdogan (53% and 50%, respectively). Second and third place in both metropolitan areas are divided between Ihsanoglu (43.5% and 41.16) and Demirtas (3.5% and 9.1%). Erdogan won more than 50% of the vote in the 51 provinces. Ihsanoglu and Demirtas achieved such a result in 11 provinces and 9, respectively.

In the whole country for the present prime minister voted in 58 provinces from 81. Single candidate from several opposition parties Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu received the support of 13 provinces, located on the shores of the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, as well as in the province of Eskisehir. Kurdish candidate Selahattin Demirtaş has traditionally supported the Kurdish population in the south-east of the country (10 provinces).

In Turkey, was finished the first-ever direct presidential elections. From 1923 to the present head of the Turkish Republic is elected by Parliament. The attendance was 72.9%. Total voted 40.7 million of the 52.9 million voters.

There are three candidates for the presidency – present Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and Selahattin Demirtas. To win, a candidate must obtain an absolute majority (50% plus one vote). Otherwise, on August 24 could be held the second round.

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Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili met with the Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

According to the presidential administration, a bilateral meeting between the President of Georgia and the Secretary General of NATO was held in Prague in the 58th session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

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President Saakashvili addressed the new Parliament

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili took a speach at the opening session of the newly elected Parliament in Kutaisi and urged the future government to work together, especially in terms of Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia.

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Why "PIK" is closed

"Today leaders of GPB (Georgian Public Broadcasting) announced about rupture of the contract with the TV Company PIK.

Simply to say, the channel is closed. PIK disappeared from the satellite. Argument of the public broadcaster allegedly unauthorized broadcasting by satellite Hotbird 13 degrees. And our silent protest on October, 15 "- wrote journalists of only in Georgia Russian-language channel "PIK ".

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The President of Georgia and the NATO Secretary General had a phone conversation

The President of Georgia and the NATO Secretary General had a phone conversation on October 12, 2012. According to assessment of the Secretary General, today is a historic moment for the development of Georgian democracy.

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Bokeria: President and future PM to cooperate on NATO integration

The President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili intends to closely coordinate with the future Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili on the issues of integration into NATO, says the Head of National Security Council of Georgia, Giga Bokeria, told journalists at a short briefing in the State Chancellery after meeting with PM nominee Bidzina Ivanishvili at his business center. 

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The society of Abkhazia reminded the tragic days of the fall of Gagra

On 5th of October the society of Abkhazia in connection with the date of the fall of Gagra, gathered in the blue monastery where once again reminded of the tragic events and paid tribute to the victims.

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