AKP suffers a major defeat, loses majority. Hopefully, the end begins… #TurkeyElections

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Supporters of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic party (HDP) fill the streets after passing Turkey’s 10% voting threshold. Thousands of Kurds celebrated in the city of Diyarbakir on Sunday, setting off fireworks upon hearing the news that the party was likely to be represented in the Turkish parliament for the first time Continue reading…
Turkey’s Christian minority will be represented in the Turkish parliament in greater number after a long absence as four members of the community will become deputies
Turkey sees end of single party gov’t as AK Party vote drops significantly
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17 and 25 graft probes as well as the Balyoz (Sledgehammer),Ergenekon, Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) and Tawhid-Salam investigations. These operations shook public confidence in the legal system, and strengthened fears about the formation of a …
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After the electionsCihan News Agency
Preliminary results from Turkey’s parliamentary election suggest that the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has won over 25 percent of the vote, largely retaining the 26 percent support it received in general elections four years ago, according to unofficial results from Anadolu Agency
It wasn’t 10 days that shook the world, but it was certainly 10 minutes that shook AKP, as the fortunes of the party witnessed a seismic shift in just 10 minutes with the results from the state-controlled Anadolu Agency
Turkish election – in pictures

Voters in Turkey go to the polls in an election that could mark a fundamental change in Turkish politics and determine the fate of the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) seeks a two-third majority, or 367 seats, in order to give his office extraordinary powers without having to put the changes to a referendum


Selahattin Demirtaş, co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said he and his party were pleased about the June 7 parliamentary election results
More than 53.7 million voters head to the polls on June 7 for a crucial parliamentary election in Turkey. The ruling AKP has lost its single party majority as the Kurdish problem-focused HDP passed the election threshold.
The distribution of votes according to Turkey’s two prominent news agencies are as follows.
What now for the Kurdish peace process?

If the HDP is serious about delivering on Kurdish demands, it has to consider forming a coalition with AK party.
Turkey may face fresh poll as Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is snubbed by voters

For the first time in his 13-year rule, the president must enter coalition talks or call new elections as Kurdish party scores a stunning success

Good looks and broad message have enabled the former lawyer Selahattin Demirtas to overcome Turkey’s notoriously high entry barrier for new parties

The leader of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party has emerged as a potent force in national politics after guiding his party past the notoriously tough 10% threshold to win dozens of seats in legislative elections.

Turkey should hold a new election if the ruling AKP is unable to agree a coalition with parliament’s two other opposition parties, the leader of the right-wing Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) said on June 7
Turkey election: Erdoğan’s AKP struggles to form goverment after setback – live

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suffers his biggest setback in 13 years, as voters reject his plans for extra presidential power

Here is a compilation of our leading stories the day of the crucial parliamentary election in Turkey, which witnessed dramatic changes in its political landscape.
Turkey witnessed dramatic changes in its political landscape on June 7 after the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its parliamentary majority and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) crossed the notorious 10 percent threshold needed to enter parliament as a party

Initial results from Sunday’s election reveal the Peoples’ Democratic party will take 80 of 550 seats

The Turkish lira traded near a record lows on June 8 as nervous investors reacted to the prospects of a minority or coalition government after the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to win a majority in a parliamentary election.
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Residents of the Kuşu village in Turkey’s western province of Kütahya have boycotted the elections for a third time since 2011, when the town’s status was reduced to “village” due to a population decrease.
The Turkish government maintains security on election day with a total of 404,000 security personnel.

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