No. 17


The Political Scene

In Turkeys parliamentary elections the left and the righthave unexpectedly eclipsed the center and the Islamists.

Ecevit And Rightists Come Out On Top

The results of Turkeys 18 April parliamentary electionswere nothing if not a surprise. Acting Prime Minister Bulent EcevitsDemocratic Left Party (DSP), which was generally expected to more or lessretain the 14.6% of the vote it won in the last election in 1995, instead camein first with 22.2%. An...