Erdogan's ambitions dashed after Turkey ruling party loses majority


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It's about time this corrupt crook was stopped. He should be in jail, not in a 1000 room palace built with stolen money.

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I think Desmond Butler should stick to puff pieces because this article left me with little information about the opposition and what's changed/ing in Turkey.

His party, reduced to 258 seats in a 550-member parliament, has lost its previous strong majority and faces weeks of talks to form a coalition with opposition forces who will want dearly to bring Erdogan back down to earth.

What opposition forces? What do they want? Why did people vote against the AKP?

His People’s Democracy became the new No. 4 party in parliament by mobilizing a broad left-wing coalition of Kurds, gays, women and other interest groups seeking equality in Sunni Muslim-dominated Turkey.

What about #3 and #2?

JT you wasted your money on this one.

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I think a huge amount of credit for this should be taken by a few brave foreigners who have actively campaigned against Erdogan on Facebook. Unsung heroes!!

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That is positive news, but the islamist AKP still has demographics on its side and will come back with an Erdogan replacement. The big picture still looks bad for Turkey.

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