Erdogan's AK Party seeks majority in Turkey election
Nov.1, Ankara: Polls open in Turkey’s general elections for the second time in less than six months. The first elections were held in June 2015.
The AK Party, formed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, failed to retain its majority in the election. Attempts to form a coalition government since then have proved unsuccessful.
Security is the key issue in the election after weeks of violence involving Kurdish militants and bomb attacks blamed on the Islamic State (IS) group.
Erdogan said that, "This election will be for continuity of stability and trust.” He vowed to respect the result.
At June's election, Erdogan sought a two-thirds majority to turn Turkey into a presidential republic, but his Islamist-rooted AK Party fell short.
The Oslo Times