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TRT World: Turkey's Game Changing Election - Road To 2015: Part 2

Defeating military tutelage after ‘Google Case’ In the third term of its rule, AK Party still had not eliminated the interventions from out of policy. On March 14, 2008, a prosecutor filed a closure case which is known as “Google Case” due to the arguments quoted from internet against AK Party on the grounds that the party became “the focus of anti-secular actions”. After an intensive period, the closure request failed to be passed by only one vote from the 11 supreme court judges. Riding out the storm, the government officially launched the Kurdish Solution Process at the beginning of 2009. As the part of inhibiting military interventions on politics, a constitutional referendum was held on September 12, 2010, at the anniversary of military coup in 1982, and resulted with 57 percent “Yes” of the vote. The civilians started to file cases against former military coups and grand cases investigating former military personnel were started. While the country started to prepare for the general election, the parliament allowed making propaganda in Kurdish language with a legal modification in the election law. On June 12, 2011, Turkey reelected the AK Party as the ruler with 49.8 percent of the vote and 327 deputies. The CHP became the main opposition again with 26 percent, while MHP gained 13 percent. The number of independent deputies rose 35 with 6.6 percent of the vote and the majority of them launched a new pro-Kurdish party named Peoples’ Democratic Party - HDP - in 2012. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trtworld Twitter: https://twitter.com/trtworld

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