The general election in Turkey on June 7 has radically changed the country’s political landscape. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has lost its absolute majority, winning only 256 of the 276 seats it needed, and the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has now entered the parliament (Today’s Zaman, June 8). With coalition talks set to begin, this new, probably turbulent, political reality will have an impact on Ankara’s foreign policy and bilateral relations, including with the South Caucasus countries.
The Turkish election results have received relatively little coverage in the Georgian press, and nor have there been official statements …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation