FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 12 (2015)   

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

Julkaistu 10.6.2015

Toni Alaranta
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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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.