Getting at least 330 is crucial to Erdoğan's plan to rewrite the constitution, as that will be enough for parliament to call a referendum. If the AK scores a super majority of more than two-thirds a referendum would not be required.
Erdoğan said that regardless of the size of his majority he would consult with other parties, inside and outside parliament, and non-government organizations.
The AK party first swept to power in 2002, though Erdoğan only took the premiership in 2003.
Having fostered stronger ties with fellow Muslim neighbours, Erdoğan became regarded as a statesman throughout much of the Arab world for his trenchant criticism of erstwhile ally Israel for its actions in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza.
Lately, however, he has turned critical of his friend Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for not stopping security forces from attacking pro-democracy protesters, and Turkey has kept its gates open to thousands of Syrians fleeing across the border.
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