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Turkey after the elections: time for consensus and pragmatism

16 June 2011
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)



At the 12th June Turkish Parliamentary elections, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was re-elected for a third time with a landslide victory of almost 50%. This Commentary, by Amanda Paul, looks at why the AKP has been so successful, sums up the likely priorities of the new government both in terms of domestic and foreign policy including assessing the possible impact on Ankara’s ailing membership negotiations with the EU.

Turkey after the elections: time for consensus and pragmatism