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The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will hold an extraordinary congress in July, deputy leader Semih Yalçın announced on May 24, hours after Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals approved a local court’s decision for the MHP to hold a congress
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.
Zeynep Gürcanlı - ANKARA
The election of Turkey’s new parliament speaker is set to become a “coalition test” for the three smallest parties at the General Assembly, to see whether they can agree on the same name for the position.
Umut Erdem - ANKARA
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
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) celebrated its success in key parliamentary elections in Istanbul and the eastern province of Van, one day after the votes were cast
Şükrü KÜÇÜKŞAHİN - ANKARA
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
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on all parties to assess the results of the June 7 parliamentary election “healthily and realistically,” after no party emerged with enough votes to form a single-party majority government
The unexpected nearly 10-point decline in votes for the Justice and Development Party (AKP), which cost it its parliamentary majority, has prompted feverish speculation in Ankara about possible coalition scenarios, with an AKP-led government option appearing to prevail among others
A ticking timer shows how long President Erdoğan has stayed off-air on Turkish broadcasters since the ruling AKP’s surprise loss of its single-party majority
Sevil Erkuş - ANKARA
Fundamental freedoms were generally respected and voters could choose from a wide range of political parties in Turkey’s June 7 elections, but the 10 percent threshold to enter parliament limits political pluralism, international observers said June 8
DİYARBAKIR - Agence France-Presse
With fireworks and gunshots, Turkey's Kurds celebrated their biggest-ever breakthrough in Turkish politics on June 7, revelling in the blow dealt to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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