AKP wins 2015 general election of Turkey [ Current Affairs ]

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Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has won a critical 2015 Parliamentary Election of Turkey. It was founded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In the elections: AKP won 316 seats of aggregate 550 members of the Grand National Assembly of the Parliament.

  • It won by securing 49.4 per cent of the votes.
  • Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) won 134 by securing 25.4 per cent votes.

About the elections:

  • The 2015 Turkish general election was sudden election which was held throughout country Turkey.
  • To elect 550 members to the Grand National Assembly these elections were carried out.
  • Election was called by President Recep Tayyip Erdoan in August 2015 after union discussions between the ruling AKP and the opposition broke down.
  • It was the 25th general election in the history of the Turkish Republic.
  • It elected the country’s 26th Parliament.

About AKP:

  • The Justice and Development Party abbreviated JDP or AK in English and AK PARTI or AKP in Turkish is a social conventional political party in Turkey.
  • It has developed from the tradition if Islamism.
  • The party is the largest in Turkey with a majority in parliament with 316 members.
  • After establishment, the AKP represented itself as a pro - Western and pro - American.

- Published on: November 3, 2015