Justice and Development Party (Turkey)

Conservative political party in Turkey

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The Justice and Development Party, abbreviated officially AK Parti in Turkish, is a conservative, authoritarian political party in Turkey. Developed from the conservative tradition of Turkey's Ottoman past and its Islamic identity, the party is the largest in Turkey. Founded in 2001 by members of a number of existing conservative parties, the party has won pluralities in the six most recent legislative elections, those of 2002, 2007, 2011, June 2015, November 2015, and 2018. The party held a majority of seats for 13 years, but lost it in June 2015, only to regain it in the snap election of November 2015 but then lose it again in 2018. Its electoral success has been mirrored in the three local elections held since the party's establishment, coming first in 2004, 2009 and 2014 respectively. The current party leader is Recep Tayyip ErdoฤŸan, the incumbent President of Turkey.

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Turkey's ruling AK Party submitted a second petition to cancel and re-run Istanbul elections it lost three weeks ago, citing thousands of ballots cast by people..
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President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday his AK Party would keep up its challenge to the Istanbul election results after the main opposition candidate became..
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Turkeyโ€™s main opposition candidate took office as Istanbul mayor on Wednesday after a stunning victory over President Tayyip Erdoganโ€™s AK Party, but the new..
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Turkey's main opposition candidate took office as Istanbul mayor on Wednesday after a stunning victory over President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party, but the new head..
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Turkey's main opposition candidate took office as Istanbul mayor on Wednesday after a stunning victory over President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party, but the new head..
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Turkey's main opposition candidate was declared Istanbul's mayor on Wednesday after election recounts were finally completed, despite an appeal still pending by..
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ANKARA - Recounts of local election votes in Istanbul ended on Wednesday and the main opposition candidate said he expected to be installed as mayor despite an..
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party formally requested on Tuesday an annulment and rerun of Istanbul's municipal elections over what it said were..
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party has submitted its appeal for the annulment and rerun of Istanbul's municipal elections, broadcaster CNN Turk said on..
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party will "shortly" appeal for the annulment and rerun of Istanbul's municipal elections, the party's deputy chairman said..
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Turkey's High Election Board overturned a local decision to order a second recount of votes in an Istanbul district on Monday, rejecting the latest appeal by..
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Electoral officials ordered a second recount of votes in an east Istanbul district on Monday, after two weeks of appeals by President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party..
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