Turkey

Erdogan’s party on track to lose majority and chance to make Turkey ‘unstoppable’

f0236ed2c9d14d18780f6a7067004485_r620x349-300x169According to state-run TRT television, the AKP had 41 percent of the vote, seen as enough to keep Erdogan’s party from winning the necessary seats in Parliament to form the next government. If that result holds, it would be all but nullify Erdogan’s gambit to change the Turkish Constitution and establish an executive presidency. Officials said that much of what Erdogan was gunning for hinged on the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) falling short of the 10 percent threshold it needed to gain representation in Parliament for the first time. Read Article