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.


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

Mark Lowen, Turkey correspondent, BBC News