Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan returned to office.


Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party [AKP] claimed victory in Turkey’s General Election, the party is expected to take 342 seats in the new Parliament, with the opposition centre left Republican People’s Party taking about 20 percent of the vote, and the far right Nationalist Action Party gaining almost 15 percent. Independent candidates including those close to the Kurdish DTP look like getting between 20-25. The official count will not be made public by the electoral authorities until the 27 July.

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