Fearing defeat, Turkey’s AKP may seek war to postpone November poll

Turkish opposition leaders are warning that Erdogan and the AKP may invoke a clause of Turkey’s constitution that states elections can be postponed in the event of a war, a Zaman piece states. After losing their parliamentary majority in the June 7 election, Erdogan and the AKP launched a small-scale war against ISIS and went back to war with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Though they tried to use the chaos to drum up nationalist support and to harm the pro-Kurdish HDP, polls show the AKP is losing ground heading into Nov. 1 snap elections.


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