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Georgetown Journal: Turkey’s Election Turmoil

In the ten days prior to the elections in Turkey on November 1, 2015, Turkish in-market data companies are prohibited from publishing their poll results. RIWI’s virtual survey from thousands of miles away continued, and its data published in a Special Edition of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs on October 28, 2015 showed increasing support for the AKP and CHP parties and decreasing support for the HDP and MHP in the last 10 days – all of which was actually reflected in the final vote, as opposed to the consensus of in-market pollsters which had predicted that the AKP would be reduced to minority status resulting in a hung Parliament in Turkey.

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