• if no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote a runoff vote will be triggered, the date for this would be May 28.

Erdogan has never faced a runoff before.

As for parliament, the news for Erdogan is better. His bloc / alliance looks set for a majority with 323 seats in the 600-seat Turkish parliament. This is ahead of what polls suggested.

As I mentioned earlier, there are reports of Turkey's state banks buying TRY to support the currency.


(As a note folks, I had to repost this, the earlier one seems to have been attacked by tech gremlins!)

A look at the state of play in Turkey