Donald Trump, the American businessman turned presidential hopeful, threw out another provocation the other day. He argued there must be a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the United States "until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on." He, in other words, advanced a religion-based exclusion to normally one of freest countries in the world.
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is tipped for a landslide victory in Sunday's early election in Turkey, results suggest so far.
Turkey's Parliament is now likely to be made up of four parties, with AKP enjoying a stable majority though falling behind the two-thirds that would allow it to call a referendum on establishing a presidential regime.
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is poised to win a majority of the votes in Turkey's early election, partial count suggests.
With 74% of the votes counted, it leaves the other 3 major parties trailing behind at 51%, state-Run Anadolu Agency says.
Its main rival, the People's Republican Party (CHP), has garnered 23%.