“Presidential palace should be vacated over election results” #TurkeyElections

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s 1,150-room mega-palace and its residents should immediately be evicted, an architects’ NGO has said in a statement
CNN’s Christian Amanpour conducted a live interview with HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş on June 8, following the party’s electoral success, introducing Demirtaş as ‘the man who took on Erdoğan.
He hasn’t been seen for more than a day. Citizens are curious.
A columnist at pro-government Turkish daily Sabah has been fired after she called a deputy prime minister a “crow.”
U.S. State Department spokesperson Jeff Rathke has said Washington is looking forward to working with the new Turkish government and parliament following the June 7 elections, emphasizing that the two countries remain strong allies
EPC Commentary (European Policy Centre) 8 June 2015 Amanda Paul & Demir Murat Seyrek * After nearly 13 years in power, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) suffered its first defeat in the 7 June parliamentary elections, failing to win enough seats to continue as a single party government. This result not only ends […]
The results of the June 7 parliamentary elections demonstrated the Turkish society is ready for more inclusive and pluralistic politics and it is against further increase of power in the presidential office, according to a written statement published by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) on June 8.
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), which seemed by many to be the most likely partner of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) if the latter attempts to form a coalition government, has drawn its party lines on a potential coalition, without closing the doors to such an engagement
Turkish voters have shown the parliament as the right venue for the resolution of all the country’s problems, the main opposition’s leader has said, calling all parties to abandon vicious discussions and not leave Turkey without a government
Turkey’s former president, Abdullah Gül, said political parties should prefer the option of forming a coalition government over early elections, speaking a day after Turkey’s June 7 elections
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to congratulate him on the ruling AKP’s success in the country’s critical June 7 election, which resulted in the AKP winning 40 percent of the votes but laying aside a single party government option.
From seismic vote shifts and unprecedented representation to the curious case of invalid votes, here is the never-before-seen outcome in five points after Turkey’s 2015 election
Expert Comment (The Elcano Royal Institute) 40/2015, 8 June 2015 Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos William Chislett * Turkey’s Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its absolute parliamentary majority for the first time since sweeping to power in 2002, and with it Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambition for greater power by changing […]
The New York Times (USA) Monday, June 8, 2015, p. A 1 by Tim Arango & Ceylan Yeginsu Istanbul —Turkish voters delivered a rebuke on Sunday to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as his party lost its majority in Parliament in a historic election that thwarted his ambition to rewrite Turkey’s Constitution and further bolster his […]
Turkey election: what happens next?

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s AK party has lost its parliamentary majority and its share of the vote has tumbled to its lowest level in 13 years. Here’s what could lie ahead

HDP made an objection against the election results in one province, AKP in one and MHP in seven provinces.
There are at least 9 million disabled people in Turkey. However, there are only two disabled female deputies in parliament.
Everyone in Turkey is happy with election results that have “closed the door of dictatorship to the president,” Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş told Christiane Amanpour on CNN International on June 8.

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