Kurds in Turkey celebrated a historic election on Sunday, which saw the entry of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party into the parliament for the very first time.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, however, had little reason to celebrate after the election, as the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to secure a majority, though it won 40.80 percent of the votes. It is the party's worst election show in 13 years.
The pro-Kurdish party won 13 percent of the vote, crossing the 10 percent threshold to make its debut in the parliament.
Erdogan, a founder of the Justice and Development Party, was reportedly hoping for a majority in Parliament to bring about constitutional changes that will put more power in his hands, but he will now have to ask the AKP party to form a coalition.
Erdogan was seeking to bring a national referendum to do away with Turkey's parliamentary structure to adopt a presidential system, which would have given him supreme power.
But Turks seem to have had other plans, with 86.49 percent of the 53.7 million eligible voters coming out to vote for other parties, according to Turkey's Ankara news agency.
Though almost all votes have been counted, Turkey's Supreme Election Committee Chairman Sadi Guven has said the official results of the election will be announced within 11 or 12 days.
But the ethnic Kurds in the country are already out on the streets celebrating with fireworks over the pro-Kurdish party's historic performance.
"This result shows that this country has had enough. Enough of Erdogan and his anger," a 47-year-old housewife told The Independent.