Compiled by Middle East Forum web editor Gary C. Gambill
Copyright: www.meforum.org - Republished on RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 14 November 2015
The victory of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in a November 1 snap election took most informed observers by surprise.
Less than five months after losing its parliamentary majority for the first time in a regularly scheduled legislative election in June, the AKP captured 317 of 550 seats on this second try, securing President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's grip on power through at least 2019. How did this turnabout happen?.. Read More