NEWS + ANALYSIS
DR. ATILLA YAYLA

NEWS + ANALYSIS

TURKEY’S COMPLICATED STRUGGLE FOR A BETTER DEMOCRACY

August 24, 2015 | by Dr. Atilla Yayla

Turkey had its general elections on June 7. No party garnered sufficient seats in the parliament to set up a single-party government. The Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has been in power for the last 13 years, lost its majority. After the election, Turkey faced two options: Either to set up a coalition government of at least two parties or to hold new elections, probably this November. Efforts for a coalition government failed, and it is now certain that the country will renew general elections in early November.

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