Turkey's AKP clinches victory in election

With 95 per cent of votes counted, AKP is holding firm lead in Turkey's general election

Turkey's AKP clinches victory in election

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) has obtained a landslide victory in the November 1 general election.

With a voter turnout of nearly 88%, the AKP clinched victory after securing nearly 50 percent of votes in Turkey's 26th general election on Sunday, restoring an absolute majority, allowing the AKP to form a single-party government..

While the AKP came first in 63 provinces across Turkey, the HDP lead in 12 south-eastern provinces, but also lost control north eastern provinces of  Ardahan and Kars to the AKP.

A ceasefire between Ankara and the PKK collapsed in July, when an ISIL suicide attack killed 27 people in Suruc, a town of Urfa in southeastern Turkey.

Last Mod: 02 Kasım 2015, 09:44
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