Turkey’s first Roma and Yazidi representatives to enter parliament…AKP official says Early election distant possibility BUT… #TurkeyElections

He is known to change sides very quickly. So you never know… 
Calling an early election is distant possibility, but ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will attempt to form coalition, Deputy Prime Minister Numar Kurtulmuş said on June 8
Turkey election 2015: what changes would you like to see?

With the results of the Turkish election in, we’d like to hear what hopes you have for Turkey going forward

Turkey: Bloody nose for Erdogan

What now for Turkey’s long-dominant AK Party?
No party can rule alone – Erdogan

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says an inconclusive election result means no party can govern alone and urges the nation’s political forces to act responsibly.
The European Union has welcomed the high turnout in parliamentary elections that was held in EU-candidate Turkey on June 7, while also expressing readiness to make progress in relations between Brussels and Ankara.
Turkey’s ruling AKP could be forgiven for casting a rueful eye at the tallies for overseas voting in the country’s June 7 election after the governing party captured almost half of the total vote abroad, in contrast to its nine-point fall in the overall count.
Selahattin Demirtaş, co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said he and his party were pleased about the June 7 parliamentary election results
PM Davutoğlu made a first statement while the election results are coming to an end, “Our nation’s decision is the truest one.”
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan said the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) can “only shoot the movie” of the Kurdish peace process, responding to reporters on June 8 a day after the general elections
wsj.com – Emre Peker – Jun 7, 10:06 AM – ISTANBUL—Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party appeared to be heading toward its worst general-election result in a decade, with early results showing that the government may lose its single-party majority in parliament for the first
Turkey’s Roma and Yazidi populations will be represented in parliament for the first time, as main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Roma candidate Özcan Purçu and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Yazidi candidates Feleknas Uca and Ali Atalan all secured seats in the June 7 elections.
Turkey election results: what you need to know

For the first time since its creation, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s AKP has failed to secure an overall majority. Here’s the background to this historic result

Since 2002, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s AK party had always won a majority in every Turkish election. National elections, local votes, and in the more recent presidential one, Erdoğan always won comfortably. This year, however, the party lost its parliamentary majority and saw its share of the vote fall.

Outside observers find it difficult to understand why AK Party keeps winning.
Kurds march in Berlin against violence in Turkey's election campaign 6 June 2015 by Thorsten Strasas. Demotix ID: 7791816

Kurds march in Berlin against violence in Turkey’s election campaign on June 6, 2015. Photo by Thorsten Strasas. Demotix ID: 7791816.

Here is a selection of photos from the election rallies that Turkey’s leading political parties have been holding since April
Turkish election outcome is blow to Erdoğan and breakthrough for Kurds

President’s behaviour during campaign was exceptionally boorish and he appears to have been punished for it at the polls

The mould-breaking outcome of Turkey’s general election on Sunday will be viewed as a personal rebuff for the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and as a historic political breakthrough for the country’s 18 million-strong Kurdish minority, which will be represented by a political party in parliament for the first time.

Turkey’s Kurdish movement: in search of ‘Real Islam’

In order to gain popularity among Turkey’s Kurdish conservative Muslims, HDP is promoting a “Pro-Kurdish democratic Islam” rather than secularism.

Alevi protestor at compulsory religious classes with PKK and HDP flags, 2015.


Ruling AK Party seeks two-third majority in parliament, aiming to replace parliamentary system with a presidential one.
Al Jazeera talked to voters across Turkey to guage reaction to the electoral campaigns for Sunday’s parliamentary poll.
Turkey election: ruling party loses majority as pro-Kurdish HDP gains seats

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development party wins 41% of vote – meaning it will need a coalition partner to form a government

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has suffered his biggest setback in 13 years of amassing power as voters denied his ruling party a parliamentary majority for the first time since 2002 and gave the country’s large Kurdish minority its biggest voice ever in national politics.

53,765,231 voters have gone to polls for voting for 25th term deputies of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in general elections. Voters and returning officers have been caught on camera.

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