Turkey's ruling party sweeps back to majority in parliament

November 2, 2015 4:52 AM

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Turkey's ruling party sweeps back to majority in parliament

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's ruling party secured a stunning victory in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, sweeping back into single-party rule only five months after losing it.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu declared victory as results reported by state-run TRT television showed that the ruling Justice and Development party, or AKP, had won more than 49 percent of the vote and was projected to get 316 seats in parliament. The preliminary result, reported after about 99 per...

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