In the latest parliamentary elections in Turkey, the Islamic party Refah won the largest number of seats. After a short-lived coalition between the country's two rival centre-right parties, there is now a Refah-led coalition government in Turkey.
The election results mark a watershed for Turkey, a westward-leaning republic founded by a secular elite more than 70 years ago. It is obvious that the country has entered a period of political instability in which many in the army are bitter and confused. A military conflict with Greece might be seized upon as an easy solution to the deep-rooted domestic problems and political instability.
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