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 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]

Parties represented in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Seal of the Turkish Parliament (Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi).svg
# Party Name Abbr. Leader(s) İdeology Position MPs Metro.Mun. Municipalities National Aff. European Aff. International Aff.
1 Justice and Development Party.png Justice and Development Party
Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi
AK PARTİ Ahmet Davutoğlu Conservative democracy,
Economic liberalism
Center-right,
Right-wing
312 / 535
18 / 30
800 / 1,351
- Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists -
2 Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi.png Republican People's Party
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
CHP Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu Social democracy,
Kemalism
Center-left
125 / 535
6 / 30
226 / 1,351
- Party of European Socialists Socialist International
3 MHP flag.svg Nationalist Movement Party
Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi
MHP Devlet Bahçeli Turkish nationalism,
Cultural conservatism
Right-wing
52 / 535
3 / 30
166 / 1,351
- - -
4 HDP-logo.png Peoples' Democratic Party
Halkların Demokratik Partisi
HDP Selahattin Demirtaş
Figen Yüksekdağ
Democratic socialism,
Direct democracy
Left-wing
29 / 535
2 / 30
97 / 1,351
Peoples' Democratic Congress - -
5 Anatolia Party 2014 logo.png Anatolia Party
Anadolu Partisi
ANAPAR Emine Ülker Tarhan Kemalism,
Progressivism
Center,
Center-left
1 / 535
0 / 30
0 / 1,351
- - -
6 Centre Party Turkey.png Centre Party
Merkez Parti
MEP Abdurrahim Karslı Liberalism,
Euroscepticism
Big tent,
Center-right
1 / 535
0 / 30
0 / 1,351
- - -
7 Democratic Regions Party.png Democratic Regions Party
Demokratik Bölgeler Partisi
DBP Emine Ayna
Kamuran Yüksek
Kurdish nationalism,
Democratic socialism
Left-wing
1 / 535
0 / 30
0 / 1,351
Peoples' Democratic Congress
Democratic Society Congress
Party of European Socialists (Observer) Socialist International
8 E Party logo.png Electronic Democracy Party
Elektronik Demokrasi Partisi
e-Parti Emrehan Halıcı E-democracy,
Liberalism
Center
1 / 535
0 / 30
0 / 1,351
- - -
9 MILAD Party logo.jpg Nation and Justice Party
Millet ve Adalet Partisi
MİLAD İdris Naim Şahin Liberal nationalism,
Populism
Big tent,
Right-wing
1 / 535
0 / 30
0 / 1,351
- - -
Source: "Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi Milletvekilleri Dağılımı" (in Turkish). Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi. 
"30 Mart 2014 Mahalli İdareler Genel Seçimleri Resmi Gazeteye Gönderilen Seçim Sonuçları" (in Turkish). Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Yüksek Seçim Kurulu. 

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]

Nationalist[edit]

Religious[edit]

Kurdish nationalist[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]