Description: The AKP taking power may have contributed to the Turkish economic boom of the 2000s, though it is unlikely. Party resignations. The result prompted the near-immediate resignations of several prominent figures in Turkish politics: Mesut Yılmaz, former prime minister and leader of the Motherland Party (ANAP). He was succeeded by Ali Talip Özdemir
Description: AKP is the only government in Turkish political history that has managed to win three general elections in a row with an increasing number of votes received in each one. The AKP has positioned itself in the midpoint of the Turkish political scene, much thanks to the stability brought by steady economic growth since they came to power in 2002.