Turkish prime minister declares victory in parliamentary election, as ruling AK party regains

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said voters had "shown that they prefer action and development to controversy".

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said voters had “shown that they prefer action and development to controversy”.

Source: BBC

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has won a critical parliamentary election, regaining the majority it lost in June.

With almost all ballots counted, the state-run Anadolu news agency said the AKP had won 49.4% of the vote, with the main opposition CHP on 25.4%.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said voters had “shown that they prefer action and development to controversy”.

The pro-Kurdish HDP crossed the 10% threshold needed to claim seats.

The nationalist MHP will also take seats in Ankara.

In a statement, President Erdogan said the electorate had “given proof of their strong desire for the unity and integrity” of Turkey.

Early on Monday, he called on the world to respect Turkey’s national will.

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Categories: Asia, Turkey

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