Turkey’s Islamic-Conservative State Project at a Crossroads: President Erdoğan did not get his “super presidency”, but Turkey will probably soon head to new elections 11 juin 2015Posted by Acturca in Turkey / Turquie.
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FIIA Comment (The Finnish Institute of International Affairs) 12/2015, June 2015
Toni Alaranta *
The parliamentary elections held at the beginning of June turned out to be a major defence of Turkish democracy and its parliamentary system. Further, the elections witnessed the rise of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), which was able to exceed the ten per cent threshold and thus gain 80 seats in parliament.
* Senior Research Fellow – The European Union Research Programme (FIIA).
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