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Political Parties in Turkey
Here's a list of the major and smaller political parties currently active in Turkey - there's more than I thought there would be.

It also wasn't particularly easy to research - I'm almost sure there's one or two missing - isn't there a True Path Party?

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.

  • Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (Justice and Development Party - AK Parti) 340 Seats [Religious conservatism, economic liberalism]
  • Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (Republican People's Party - CHP) 98 Seats [Kemalism, social democracy]
  • Demokratik Sol Parti (Democratic Left Party - DSP) 13 Seats [Social democracy]
  • Milliyetci Hareket Partisi (Nationalist Movement Party - MHP) 70 Seats [Turkish Nationalism]
  • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Union_Party"]Great Union Party[/ame] (Büyük Birlik Partisi - BBP) 1 Seat [Islamist Turkish Nationalism]
  • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Society_Party"]Democratic Society Party[/ame] (Demokratik Toplum Partisi - DTP) 20 Seats [Kurdish Nationalism, Social democracy]
  • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_and_Solidarity_Party"]Freedom and Solidarity Party[/ame] (Özgürlük ve Dayanışma Partisi - ODP) 1 Seat [Libertarian socialism]
Minor parties
  • Communist Party of Turkey (Türkiye Komünist Partisi, TKP) 0.22%, communist
  • Democratic Party (Demokrat Parti, DP) 5.41%, conservative
  • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felicity_Party"]Felicity Party[/ame] (Saadet Partisi, SP) 2.34%, religious
  • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greens_of_Turkey"]Greens of Turkey[/ame] (Yeşiller Partisi) green politics
  • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeland_Party"]Homeland Party[/ame] (Yurt Partisi, YP) nationalist
  • Independent Republic Party (Bağımsız Cumhuriyet Partisi, BCP) Kemalist
  • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Turkey_Party"]Independent Turkey Party[/ame] (Bağımsız Türkiye Partisi, BTP) 0.51%, religious, nationalist
  • Labour Party (Emek Partisi, EMEP) 0.08%, socialist
  • Liberal Democratic Party 0.1%, liberal
  • Motherland Party (Anavatan Partisi, ANAP) liberal
  • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation_Party"]Nation Party[/ame] (Millet Partisi, MP) nationalist
  • Peace and Democracy Party (Barış ve Demokrasi Partisi, BDP) left wing
  • People's Ascent Party (Halkın Yükselişi Partisi, HYP) 0.5%, centrist
  • Revolutionary Socialist Worker Party (Devrimci Sosyalist İşçi Partisi, DSİP) Trotskyist
  • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_Democratic_Party"]Socialist Democratic Party[/ame] (Toplumcu Demokratik Parti, TDP) social democratic
  • Social Democratic People's Party (Sosyaldemokrat Halk Partisi, SHP) social democratic
  • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_Democracy_Party"]Socialist Democracy Party[/ame] (Sosyalist Demokrasi Partisi, SDP) socialist
  • The Right and Liberties Party (Hak ve Özgürlükler Partisi, HAKPAR) pro-Kurdish
  • Workers' Party (İşçi Partisi, İP) 0.36% nationalist, socialist
  • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Party"]Young Party[/ame] (Genç Parti, GP) 3.03% nationalist
Sources used: Wikipedia Knowledgerush Turkey : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress


Not sure what has happened this post with all the little x's ?

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