Five months after losing their parliamentary majority to the Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice & Development Party (AKP) has regained power in new parliamentary elections.
Of course, it could be said that the AKP never truly lost power as it prevented the HDP from officially taking power. There is no doubt that increased tensions with Syria played a big factor especially with Russia's overt presence in the region. You might recall that Russian aircraft entered Turkish airspace last month which were met by two Turkish F16s.
Then there were the bombings in Ankara nine days later which claimed the lives of nearly 100 people. The Turkish government blamed the attacks on both ISIS and the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). These seems implausible given that the PKK has been actively fighting ISIS for over a year now. As I wrote at the time: