Parliamentary polls for the second time in five months


Turks have voted in parliamentary polls for the second time in five months, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party tries to regain its majority.

Attempts to form a coalition government after elections in June failed.

The opposition says the vote is a chance to curb what it sees as Mr Erdogan's increasingly authoritarian tendencies.

Security is a key issue, amid clashes with Kurdish militants and attacks blamed on Islamic State (IS) militants.

Polls closed at 14:00 GMT. There is a ban on reporting results before 18:00 GMT, but authorities often lift it before that time.

Mr Erdogan has promised a return to stability if his party wins a majority.

"It is obvious in today's election how beneficial stability is for our nation and today our citizens will make their choice based on this," he said after casting his vote on Sunday in Istanbul. He has vowed to respect the result.

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