Turkey's ruling AK Party has emerged as the largest party after hotly contested parliamentary elections, but has lost its overall majority in Parliament. The pro-Kurdish HDP comfortably passed the 10% threshold to enter parliament for the first time with up to eighty MPs. The preliminary results, after 99% of the votes were counted give the AK Party 41.3%, the main secularist party, CHP 25.3%, the nationalist MHP 16.7% and HDP 12.1%
Getting the Eastern Neighbourhood right is a key necessity for the future security and prosperity of Europe. The Brussels summit offers an opportunity for important steps on this matter in the right direction – not as an end in themselves but rather as a part of a longer term and more ambitious vision.
An incident at a military facility of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic resulted in three Armenian soldiers killed and one seriously injured. It is not clear what the exact circumstances of the incident were, but for the moment it is being treated as an accident.