Published On: Mon, Jun 8th, 2015

The ruling AKP faces tough challenge to retain power in Turkey

unique times-The ruling AKP faces tough challenge to retain power in Turkey

unique times-The ruling AKP faces tough challenge to retain power in Turkey

The AKP in Turkey is to lose its majority according to the Turkish TV reports. The AKP had scored only 43.6% of votes. Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been ruling Turkey since 2003. With this result it is believed that it would end President Erdogan’s single party rule. His rule since 2003 was to put Turkey into a presidential republic. It is also suggested that the pro-Kurdish HDP is about to cross a 10% threshold in which it secured seats for the first time. It is believed that the results might be beyond Turkey’s expectations. It is stated that the country is a vital NATO member in the volatile Middle East. It also describes it to be a mix of both Islam and democracy.

 

Bejoy George

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The ruling AKP faces tough challenge to retain power in Turkey