On June 24, Turkish citizens voted in presidential and parliamentary snap elections, with a huge turnout.
- The Conversation
As expected, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was elected president while his Islamo-nationalist bloc allies – the Justice and Development Party and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) – obtained a parliamentary majority.
While both victories were won by narrow margins, Erdoğan took 52.5% of the vote, coming out well ahead of his opponents.
The main opposition candidate, Muharrem İnce, obtained 31%, followed by the leader of new centrist party, Meral Akşener, with 7.3%, and pro-Kurdish leftist leader Selahattin Demirtaş, who received 8.4%.
Erdoğan thus consolidated…