Communist party marks first victory in Turkey

In the Ovacik district of Tunceli, Fatih Mehmet Macoglu was able to get the Turkey Communist Party on the map.

Communist party marks first victory in Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

While Turkey's two main parties AK Party and CHP both saw an increase in support from the public in Sunday's local polls, with the ruling AK Party once again outdoing its main rival, many of the smaller parties were overshadowed by the clash of these two titans.

However, there was one notable success for one small party. In the Ovacik district of Tunceli, Fatih Mehmet Macoglu was able to get the Turkey Communist Party on the map.

According to unofficial results, in working with the Democratic People's Federation (DHF), Macoglu was able to record a victory in Tunceli.

Tunceli traditionally votes for Turkey's second largest party, the Republican People's Party (CHP), but recently came under the control of pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) when its mayor switch from CHP to BDP in protest to his former party's position on the peace process with the Kurdish population in the country's south-east.

BDP renewed its newfound stronghold on the city after Sunday's elections.

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