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Monday, 4 November, 2002, 12:41 GMT
In pictures: Election celebrations in Turkey
With most of the votes counted in Turkey's general election, the Islamist based newly-founded AK Party (Justice and Development) appears to have won a landslide victory, sweeping the ruling coalition from power.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara
AK leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan told cheering supporters their victory was on behalf of the Turkish people

Supporter cheer Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara
Mr Erdogan said his party would adhere to the secular principles of the country's constitution

Crowds outside AK headquarters in Istanbul
Crowds gathered outside the headquarters of the AK Party on news of their victory

AK members in Istanbul offices
Inside the party's offices, members celebrated the overall majority the party looks set to have in parliament

Bulent Ecevit with his wife
The frail outgoing Prime Minister, Bulent Ecevit, conceded defeat - his party won only 1% of the vote

Child wearing mask of AK leader  Recep Tayyip Erdogan
But Mr Erdogan faces legal hurdles which block him from taking over from Mr Ecevit

AK supporters outside the Istanbul headquarters
The AK's success will give Turkey its first non-coalition government for many years

Turkey's election

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