Pro-Kurdish breakthrough in the Turkey after the parliamentary elections on June 7 2015.
This is the first time that the AKP government has declined from 49 % to 41 % of the vote since the previous legislative . The formation loses its absolute majority. Although still powerful , it is a defeat for AKP and Erdogan. The other novelty is the thrust of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (HDP ) , which brings the Pro-Kurdish breakthrough in the Turkey by collecting 13 % of the vote and will have 80 deputies . It is a formation of Kurdish origin , related to the movement of the Social Democrats in the European plan, which has attracted beyond its geographical stronghold .
The HDP party has turned to become a true Republican party nationwide . It should not reduce its identity dimension , for if it were a sectarian pro-Kurdish formation , such success would not have been possible. Moreover, a third of its candidates are not Kurdish , and training also collected voice in non – Kurdish areas . It carries a message of peace and unity, rather than separatism , and defends minorities in general , be they ethnic , religious or social . It represents , in particular, the rights of homosexuals. The Turkish population is very diverse, and can be recognized in this formation.
Former director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Kemal Dervis was Minister of Turkey’s economy between 2001 and 2002. He is still a member of the Republican Party of Peoples ( CHP), the Social Democratic Party and arrived secular in second in the parliamentary elections of 7 June , with 132 elected out of 550, against 258 of the party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AKP) .
What do you see emerging coalition after the election ?
Hard to say . Anyway , it is urgent to form a government , because the situation is very tense on the safe and economically. Investors need reassurance. We have two million refugees because of the war in Syria . The border is porous and one can imagine that some individuals or groups close to the Islamic state, we do not want but good. We can not exclude the outbreak of some violence.