Early results suggest that Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party are set to win another majority government. The former ruling party scored more than half of the votes, with 70% of the total amount of votes counted. The state news agency Anadolu has called the result for the AKP a "major victory".
Erdogan, who founded the AK Party, has been in power since 2002, but failed to get a majority government after the election in June. The pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) has been the main rival to the authoritative AK Party over the last months.
As tensions between the Kurdish and non-Kurdish populations rise high, the election is closely watched by the entire world. Especially Turkey's role in the fight against the Islamic State is important, and the country's government will play a pivotal role.
The HDP, which snatched up 13% of the votes, seems set to pass the 10% minimum mark needed to be represented in parliament, just like Nationalist Movement Party MHP.
Erdagon's party scraped together more than 50.1% of the votes, it seems, based on the preliminary numbers. The votes include the almost one million Turkish expats and emigrants, who voted across more than a hundred embassies.
The vote, because of its importance, saw an incredibly high turnout, with pollsters suggesting more than 86% of eligible Turks have cast their vote in the election. In the 550 seat parliament, a party would need 276 seats for a majority government.
Following the June election, the AK Party was granted 258 seats, while the Republican People's Party was had 131 representatives in parliament. the HDP, lead by Selahattin Dermirtas, got 80 seats.
Because of the failure to form a coalition, snap elections were called and it seems Erdogan's party has taken over the reigns of the country again. All eyes were already on Turkey but the outcome of the election is especially important as the country is hosting the G20 summit in mid-November.