Turkey, Politics

More women set to take seats in Turkey's parliament

A total of 103 women lawmakers will be represented in 600-seat parliament

More women set to take seats in Turkey's parliament

By Muhammet Emin Avundukluoglu


Women’s representation in Turkey’s parliament has hit a new high.

In the wake of the landmark June 24 elections, a total of 103 women will take seats in the 600-seat parliament, according to unofficial results.

This makes for a rate of women’s representation of 17.1 percent, up from 14.7 percent in the last parliament.

The People's Democratic Party (HDP) takes the lead in women representation, making up 25 of the HDP's 67 lawmakers.

Next comes the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party with 53 women among its 295 lawmakers.

Then comes the main opposition CHP, which has 18 deputies among its 147 lawmakers.

The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has five women among its 49 lawmakers.

Parliament's new Good (IYI) Party has three women among 43 lawmakers.

According to official results of Sunday's elections, the Justice and Development (AK) Party won 295 seats in the 600-member Grand National Assembly.

The CHP came in second, claiming 146 seats, while the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) secured 67 seats, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) 49 seats, and the IYI Party 43 seats.

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