a loss for the Kurds

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is able to rally much popular support, yet has also been interpreted as practicing the politics of polarisation.Turkey voted to re-elect the Justice and Development Party (AKP) earlier this week, this time with a parliamentary majority. Although the party made strong gains over the June 7th elections, it was not quite enough for the 330 seats required in order for the party to make constitutional changes. President Erdoğan has had to defend his win in the face of media criticism.He said: “Now a party with some 50% [of the vote] in …

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