Turks are heading to the polls in a crucial parliamentary election that will determine whether the ruling party can restore the parliamentary majority it enjoyed for 13 years. The contest is a rerun of a June election in which the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, surprisingly lost its one-party rule.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is calling on voters to choose stability and give AKP a new majority. Opposition parties hope to force Davutoglu into forming a coalition. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not on the ballot, but voters will determine whether he can continue to be Turkey’s primary political power by guiding his party in parliament.