2018 general election

LIVE: Turkey votes June 2018

Updates throughout the day on 24 June 2018 as Turkey decides in its first ever simultaneous presidential and parliamentary election...

Is Erdoğan’s ‘coalition’ remark an admission that he is about to lose?

For the first time ever, Turkey’s president has talked about coalitions without trying to disparage them....

Interactive: The shift in Turkish voting patterns in recent elections

See how the parties have competed for different voter groups since 2002...

The parties’ 2018 manifestos

The main Turkish political parties have released their manifestos for the 24 June election. We compare their pledges in some policy areas here...

What happens when you keep the HDP out of the game

Excluding Turkey's Kurdish party from an opposition electoral alliance could gift Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a majority...

Abdullah Gül most likely to bow out of Turkey’s presidential race today

Barring a major surprise, the former president is not expected to challenge Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...

Why 15 Turkish MPs resigned, switched parties, but will be back in a week

A stunt with parliamentary arithmetic sets the tone for Turkey's snap election campaign...

Explainer: can the İyi Parti run in the 2018 Turkish election?

Turkey’s new centre-right movement may fall foul of rules for recently-founded political parties...