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 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 Erdoğan, the incumbent President of Turkey.

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Ordinary people are sick of divisive politics and how it impacts their daily lives. So what now for the political prisoners of Turkey? ... The victory of..
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When his AK Party (AKP) lost Istanbul in March this year by a sliver - just 13,000 votes - the electoral board was widely seen as buckling under the government's..
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Ekrem Imamoglu said his victory in a Sunday re-run of Istanbul's mayoral election had "renewed our faith in democracy and our trust in justice" after voters..
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By Humeyra Pamuk and Jonathan Spicer ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul..
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Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu won a decisive victory in the re-run of Istanbul’s mayoral election on Sunday. His opponent, Binali Yildirim of the ruling..
2 days ago • WorldNews
Ruling party in Turkey set to lose city of Istanbul after re-run mayoral election in big blow for President Erdogan.
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Turkey's AK Party candidate for Istanbul mayor Binali Yildirim said on Sunday his opposition rival Ekrem Imamoglu was ahead for now, offering his congratulations..
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Turkey's main opposition was leading with 53.6% of votes versus 45.4% for President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party in Istanbul's high-stakes re-run mayoral election,..
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Ekrem Imamoglu won the first vote in March but President Erdogan's AK Party alleged irregularities.
2 days ago • BBC News
For the third time in less than four years, Ahmet is changing his vote. Years ago, the 39-year-old Kurdish cook, who works at an Istanbul restaurant, used to..
3 days ago • WorldNews
Pro-Kurdish political leaders accused Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday of trying to sow discord among Kurds ahead of a re-run of an Istanbul election..
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Three months ago Ekrem Imamoglu was a little-known politician in a fringe Istanbul district who was attempting the near-impossible: to unseat Turkish President..
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Ankara: Voters in Istanbul will take part in a re-run of the mayoral election on Sunday after a vote in March was annulled over alleged irregularities. Local..
4 days ago • WorldNews
In a move termed as 'lose-lose situation' by analysts, Turkey's ruling party AKP will contest re-run for Istanbul mayoral elections, after suffering defeat due..
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Voters in Istanbul will head back to the polls on Sunday to choose a mayor, after Turkey's election authority scrapped the results of a March vote in which..
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has gone on the warpath against the main opposition days ahead of a re-run of a mayoral vote in Istanbul, scrapping plans to..
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