Having won back his majority, Erdoğan must now focus on reuniting Turkish society

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Series Details 07.11.15
Publication Date 07/11/2015
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The elections held in Turkey on 1 November 2015 produced a majority for the Justice and Development Party (AKP) associated with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. However many observers have raised concerns over growing divisions in the country stemming from the conflict between Kurdish groups and the Turkish state. Ilke Toygür writes that Turkish society is in a state of heightened anxiety and that the country desperately needs the new AKP government to revive the peace process with the Kurds while taking further steps toward democratisation.

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ESO: Background information: Turkish general election, November 2015 http://www.europeansources.info/record/turkish-general-election-1-november-2015/
ESO: Background information: Erdoğan regains majority rule http://www.europeansources.info/record/erdogan-regains-majority-rule/
ESO: Background information: Turkey’s repeat elections in November are unlikely to ease the country’s political tensions http://www.europeansources.info/record/turkeys-repeat-elections-in-november-are-unlikely-to-ease-the-countrys-political-tensions/
Blog: LSE EuroppBlog, 04.11.15: Turkish elections: Why the EU may come to regret its support for Erdoğan http://bit.ly/1WAG7Ke

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