All Change in Turkish Parliament? Votes Being Counted Now

At the time of this story going to press, ballots are being counted in Turkey in an election that might bring serious changes to the entire country and beyond.
According to the BBC, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to increase his majority so he can push through a switch to a more centralised, presidential republic, but his hopes could be shattered by pro-Kurdish party HDP that to date has won not a single seat.

Casting his vote on Sunday, Mr Selahattin Demirtas, HDP Co-Chair said: "The election campaigning process was not a fair and equal race.But hopefully we will wake up to a new and freer Turkey on 8 June."

'If the left-wing HDP succeeds in winning seats in parliament for the first time, it would reduce the number of seats won by Mr Erdogan's AKP, thwarting its plans to change the constitution and transfer the prime minister's executive powers to the president,' the BBC states.

Support shown for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), currently in third place, may result in a coalition being created with the AKP.

The first election results are expected later this evening.
07 June 2015 19:36