Parties divided over meaning of Erdogan victory for Cyprus

Parties divided over meaning of Erdogan victory for Cyprus

By Angelos Anastasiou

While Turkish Cypriot media mostly greeted the victory of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Sunday’s snap general elections in Turkey without comment, Greek Cypriot parties were divided over what it could mean for a solution to the Cyprus problem.

Erdogan’s party landed an unexpected 49.5 per cent of the vote, securing 317 seats – of a total 550 – and regaining an absolute parliamentary majority. Pre-election polls had suggested results similar to June’s election, which earned AKP 40.9 per cent and produced a hung parliament.

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