Defense Minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi led the Time's poll of the Person of the Year for 2013 after gaining 26.2 of readers' votes against 20.8 percent for Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan.
Pop star Miley Cyrus came right behind with 16.3 percent of votes. The voting was closed on Wednesday.
Regardless of the votes, TIME's editors have the ultimate decision on who should be named as the person of the year.
The magazine will officially announce the winner, whose picture will be on the cover, on December 11.
US President Barack Obama was the magazine's Person of the Year for 2012.