Political Shake Up in Turkey After Voters Reject Erdogan's Agenda

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Turkey's governing Justice and Development Party, or AKP, lost its parliamentary majority in Sunday's election, prompting Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to step down. The loss is a major setback for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who had hoped for a mandate to boost his powers. In another surprise outcome, the pro-Kurdish opposition People's Democratic Party, or HDP, secured seats in parliament for the first time. We'll discuss the regional and international implications of Turkey's election results.

Guests:

Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Mark Lowen, Turkey correspondent, BBC News

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