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Turkey's Erdogan demands world respect his party's election win, says Turks chose stability

  • A supporter of the Justice and Development Party, (AKP), holds a portrait of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as people celebrate outside the AKP headquarters, in Istanbul, Turkey, late Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Turkey's ruling party secured a stunning victory in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, sweeping back into single-party rule only five months after losing it. The preliminary result, reported after nearly 99 percent of votes were counted, would show the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) had won more than 49 percent of the vote and was projected to get 316 seats in parliament, in a stunning victory. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    A supporter of the Justice and Development Party, (AKP), holds a portrait of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as people celebrate outside the AKP headquarters, in Istanbul, Turkey, late Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Turkey's ruling party secured a stunning victory in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, sweeping back into single-party rule only five months after losing it. The preliminary result, reported after nearly 99 percent of votes were counted, would show the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) had won more than 49 percent of the vote and was projected to get 316 seats in parliament, in a stunning victory. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)  (The Associated Press)

  • As it rises, the sun lights the historic Mardin Castle over the old city in Mardin, in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeast, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Turkey's ruling party secured a stunning victory in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, sweeping back into single-party rule only five months after losing it. The preliminary result, reported after nearly 99 percent of votes were counted, would show the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) had won more than 49 percent of the vote and was projected to get 316 seats in parliament, in a stunning victory. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    As it rises, the sun lights the historic Mardin Castle over the old city in Mardin, in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeast, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Turkey's ruling party secured a stunning victory in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, sweeping back into single-party rule only five months after losing it. The preliminary result, reported after nearly 99 percent of votes were counted, would show the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) had won more than 49 percent of the vote and was projected to get 316 seats in parliament, in a stunning victory. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporter of the Justice and Development Party, (AKP), backdropped by a poster of Turkish Prime Minister and party's leader Ahmet Davutoglu, wave flags as they celebrate outside the AKP headquarters, in Istanbul, Turkey, late Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Turkey's ruling party secured a stunning victory in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, sweeping back into single-party rule only five months after losing it. The preliminary result, reported after nearly 99 percent of votes were counted, would show the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) had won more than 49 percent of the vote and was projected to get 316 seats in parliament, in a stunning victory. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Supporter of the Justice and Development Party, (AKP), backdropped by a poster of Turkish Prime Minister and party's leader Ahmet Davutoglu, wave flags as they celebrate outside the AKP headquarters, in Istanbul, Turkey, late Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Turkey's ruling party secured a stunning victory in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, sweeping back into single-party rule only five months after losing it. The preliminary result, reported after nearly 99 percent of votes were counted, would show the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) had won more than 49 percent of the vote and was projected to get 316 seats in parliament, in a stunning victory. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)  (The Associated Press)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hailing a big victory for his ruling party in the country's parliamentary election and demanding that world respect the result.

The ruling Justice and Development party, or AKP, won more than 49 percent of the vote in the election Sunday, almost double that of the next party. The win restored the party's single-party majority that it had lost in a June election.

Speaking after attending prayers at a mosque and visiting his parents' graves Monday, Erdogan said: "The whole world must show respect. So far I haven't seen such a maturity from the world."

Erdogan had called for a new election after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu failed to form a coalition with any of the three opposition parties in parliament after the June vote.