Source: Based on Anadolu Agency
The first map shows where Erdogan’s AKP gained a number of deputies in elections of 1st November in comparison to the elections of 7th June. The second map shows these provinces where the far-right party MHP lost deputies in comparison to the elections of 7th June. MHP lost half of deputies between June and November elections (from 80 to 40).
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) regained the outright majority in Turkey’s reelections on 1st November. They achieved their goal because of the takeover of the far-right electorate from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and halving its representation in the parliament from 80 to 40 deputies. Does the end justify the means?
The analysis of the results of the Turkish elections may suggest that the war against Kurds from the PKK and against the HDP was in fact the war aimed at the MHP, the only party in Turkey which could take away voters from the conservative-islamic AKP.