List of political parties in Turkey

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Turkey is a parliamentary democracy with a multi-party system. Major parties are defined as political parties that received more than 10% of the votes in the latest general election (22 July 2007) and/or represented in parliament. Minor parties are defined as political parties that have fulfilled the requirements of the Supreme Election Committee (Yüksek Seçim Kurulu in Turkish, abbreviated as YSK) and whose names have been listed on ballots.

Parties represented in the current Parliament[edit]

Party Ideology Political Position Leader MPs[1]
Justice and Development Party
Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi
AKP Economic liberalism
Social conservatism
Islamism (disputed by party)[2]
Center-right Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 313
Republican People's Party
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
CHP Kemalism
Social democracy
Center-left Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu 131
Nationalist Movement Party
Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi
MHP Social conservatism
Pan-Turkism
Turkish nationalism
Far right Devlet Bahçeli 52
Peoples' Democratic Party
Halkların Demokratik Partisi
HDP Kurdish nationalism
Democratic socialism
Feminism
Left-wing Ertuğrul Kürkçü
Sebahat Tuncel
27
Peace and Democracy Party
Barış ve Demokrasi Partisi
BDP Feminism
Kurdish nationalism
Social democracy
Left-wing Gültan Kışanak
Selahattin Demirtaş
2

Minor parties and other Parties not represented in Parliament[edit]

Left wing[edit]

Conservative[edit]

Liberal[edit]

Nationalist[edit]

Green Politics[edit]

Defunct and historical parties[edit]

These are some of the parties that were dismantled because of their internal dynamics, mergers, inability to find electoral base or through governmental intervention, for instance following the coups.

Left Wing[edit]

Liberal[edit]

Conservative, centre-right[edit]

Nationalist[edit]

Religious[edit]

Banned parties[edit]

These are some of the parties that were banned through extraordinary courts or the Constitutional Court of Turkey.

Left-wing[edit]

Religious[edit]

Kurdish nationalist[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]