Supporters of Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu wave Turkish and AK Party flags during an election rally for Turkey's June 7 parliamentary elections in Istanbul, Turkey (REUTERS/Osman Orsal).

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The heated maths of Turkey’s parliamentary elections

May 20, 2015, Kemal Kirişci and Melis Cengiz

Turkey will hold its 24th parliamentary elections on June 7, 2015. The ruling Justice & Development Party (AK Party) is seeking a fourth consecutive term in government and is widely expected to win. But it matters by how much, as the margin will determine the ease with which current President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan could transform Turkey into a presidential system. Erdoğan’s authoritarian proclivities mean this outcome could severely damage Turkey’s already faltering democracy.

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