Turkey’s ruling party has 7.5 mln members

Turkey’s ruling party has 7.5 mln members

Turkey’s ruling party has 7.5 mln members


The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) currently has more than 7.5 million members, surpassing all other political parties, according to recent figures released by the High Court of Appeals.

Some 10 million out of more than 77 million citizens are members of a political party, data gathered by Anatolia news agency showed. 

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has 953,416 members, while 363,393 people are registered as members of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). The number of Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) members stands at 44,156. 

The office said there were 71 active political parties in the country, but added that 15 of these parties did not have any members. 

According to election board figures, nearly 50.2 million people had the right to vote in the general elections of 2011. A total of 42.8 million valid votes were cast in the election.