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What sort of parliament awaits Turkey after the election?

Even slightly disparate results in Turkey’s June 7 election could take the country in different directions.
Turkish Parliament convene for a debate in Ankara January 20, 2015. Parliament was to vote on Tuesday on whether to commit four former ministers for trial over the corruption allegations. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW) - RTR4M7DM

Much has been written about the June 7 election in Turkey. Some of the best analyses on the election’s various dimensions appeared here on Al-Monitor, helped by more comprehensive reports elsewhere.

Semih Idiz discussed whether the course of Turkish foreign policy could change after June 7. Pinar Tremblay inquired why the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is running a negative campaign and losing support from Kurdish voters. Amberin Zaman wrote about how President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's dreams of creating a “Turkish-style presidency” could flounder. Mustafa Akyol discussed the AKP and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s heavy use of religious symbolism to hedge their bets. Cengiz Candar commented on the violence directed against the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which is succeeding in attracting votes from outside of its traditionally Kurdish base. And Kadri Gursel covered the disturbing but real possibility of electoral fraud and what civil society groups in Turkey are doing about it.

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