Sunday, July 22, 2007

AK Party (Islamists) Win In Turkey

Not even close to a contest:
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling AK Party won 51.6 percent of the vote in a decisive national election victory on Sunday after nearly a quarter of votes had been counted, according to private broadcaster CNN Turk.

Two other parties crossed the 10 percent threshold to enter parliament, with the leftist CHP winning 15.2 percent and the ultra-nationalist MHP on 13.7 percent, CNN Turk said.

What does this mean? The AK party has been instrumental in prepping Turkey for entry to the EU, while MHP was stridently against entry.

Now it's not clear that Turkey is going to get in to the club, although I hope they do, but at least the Turks are leaving the door open to Europe.

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