LATEST: Turkey ruling party leads polls but could lose parliament majority: TV

ANKARA (AFP) - Turkey's Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) is on course to win Sunday's election but with a reduced share of the vote and may lose its parliamentary majority, television reports said.

The pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) will surpass the 10 per cent barrier needed to send MPs to parliament, meaning the AKP will need to form a coalition for the first time since it first came to power in 2002, said the reports, based on an almost 70 per cent vote count.

The AKP secured 43.5 per cent of the vote, followed by the Republican People's Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), with the HDP fourth on 10.8 per cent, the reports said.

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