Justice and Development Party

Parliament to elect its new speaker

The parliament will elect its new speaker on June 7, as Numan Kurtulmuş has applied as the joint candidate of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).

The five-day nomination process for the election of the speaker concluded on June 6 at 12 a.m. 

On June 7, the 600 members of the parliament will gather to elect the 30th speaker.

Parliamentary results expected on May 30

The final results of the parliamentary elections held on May 14 will be announced on May 30 at the latest, according to Supreme Election Council (YSK) head Ahmet Yener.

"The appeal files that have reached the [Supreme Election] council will be discussed today, and depending on their fate, the parliamentary results will be known today or tomorrow," YSK head Ahmet Yener said on May 29.

Erdoğan thanks supporters as unofficial results show him leading in runoff

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan thanked supporters on May 28 as the vote count has neared end, with unofficial results showing him leading in runoff.

"We will be ruling the country for the coming five years," Erdoğan told his cheering supporters from atop a bus in his home district in Istanbul. "God willing, we will be deserving of your trust."