Since 2002, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s AK party had always won a majority in every Turkish election. National elections, local votes, and in the more recent presidential one, Erdoğan always won comfortably. This year, however, the party lost its parliamentary majority and saw its share of the vote fall.
Make no mistake: the AKP remains Turkey’s most popular party, but on Sunday its rise came to a halt.
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