After an election campaign filled with violence and crackdowns on opposition media, it looks like we have a different result from the June election…
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) looks likely to claim a majority in a critical parliamentary election, results indicate.
With 95% of all votes counted, state-run Anadolu Agency said the party was on 49.5%, with the main opposition CHP on 25.3%.
The pro-Kurdish HDP and nationalist MHP appear likely to cross the 10% threshold needed to claim seats.
Current projections indicate the ruling party will gain substantially more than the 276 seats needed to gain a majority.
However, projections show it will fall just short of the amount of seats needed to call a referendum on changing the constitution and increasing the powers of the president, AKP founder Recep Tayyip Erdogan.