General elections were held in Turkey on 14 October 1973. The result was a victory for the Republican People's Party (CHP), who won 185 of the 450 seats. Voter turnout was 66.8%.
However, 185 seats were not enough for CHP to form the government so they formed an alliance with the religious oriented National Salvation Party of Necmettin Erbakan in 26 January 1974. This controversial government could only last for ten months before its fall. The most important decision of the government was the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.