Şırnak (electoral district)

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electoral district
for the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
Şırnak highlighted in red on a beige political map of Turkeym
Şırnak shown within Turkey
Province Şırnak
Electorate 204,010
Current electoral district
Created 1991
Seats 4
Turnout at last election 86.89%
4 / 4

Şırnak is an electoral district of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. It elects four members of parliament (deputies) to represent the province of the same name for a four-year term by the D'Hondt method, a party-list proportional representation system.


Population reviews of each electoral district are conducted before each general election, which can lead to certain districts being granted a smaller or greater number of parliamentary seats. Şırnak became a province in 1990 and first sent members of parliament to Ankara - three of them - the following year. The seat allocation was increased to four ahead of the 2011 election.

There are currently four sitting members of parliament representing Şırnak, one of which is from the governing party. Şırnak was a district where the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) ran independent candidates in an attempt to overcome the 10 percent national electoral threshold. Three independent candidates were elected here in 2011; all have since joined the BDP.

MPs for Şırnak, 1999 onwards
Seat 1999 (21st parliament) 2002 (22nd parliament) 2007 (23rd parliament) 2011 (24th parliament) June 2015 (25th parliament)
MP Mehmet Salih Yıldırım
Mehmet Tatar
Sevahir Bayındır[1]
Independent (DTP)
Selma Irmak[2]
Independent (BDP)
Ferhat Encu
MP Mehmet Sait Değer
İbrahim Hakkı Birlik
AK Party
Hasip Kaplan[3]
Independent (DTP/BDP)
Leyla Birlik
MP No seat Faysal Sarıyıldız[4]
Independent (BDP) / HDP
MP Abdullah Veli Seyda
Abdullah Veli Seyda
AK Party
Mehmet Emin Dindar
AK Party
Aycan İrmez

General elections[edit]


Electorate Ballot boxes
275.312 854
Abbr. Party Votes %
HDP Peoples' Democratic Party 164.181 70.24
AKP Justice and Development Party 42.507 18.19
MHP Nationalist Movement Party 9.368 4.01
CHP Republican People's Party 6.361 2.72
HÜDA-PAR Free Cause Party 4.856 2.08
IYIPARTI Good Party 4.629 1.98
SP Felicity Party 1.069 0.46
Independent 408 0.17
VATAN Patriotic Party 363 0.16
Total 233.742
Invalid / blank 6.827
Turnout 87.38
source: HT


Elected candidates in bold

2011 Turkish general election: Şırnak[5][6]
List Candidates Votes % ±
Independent Selma Irmak 46,278 26.71
Independent Faysal Sarıyıldız 39,570 22.84
Independent Hasip Kaplan 39,434 22.76
AK Party Mehmet Emin Dindar 35,714 20.61
CHP None elected 5,155 2.98
MHP None elected 2,033 1.17
BBP None elected 1,817 1.05
HAS Party None elected 1,009 0.58 N/A
DSP None elected 852 0.49 [7]
Democrat None elected 491 0.28
TKP None elected 343 0.20
Felicity None elected 256 0.15
DYP None elected 120 0.07
Nationalist Conservative None elected 116 0.07
Nation None elected 69 0.04
Labour None elected 0
Liberal Democrat None elected 0
HEPAR None elected 0
Turnout 173,257 86,89

Presidential elections[edit]


Presidential Election 2014: Şırnak[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
HDP Selahattin Demirtaş 158,836 83.17
AK Party Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 28,243 14.79
Independent Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu 3,891 2.04
Total votes 190,970 100.00
Rejected ballots 2,420 1.25
Turnout 193,390 82.16
Selahattin Demirtaş win


  1. ^ Ran in 2007 as an independent candidate and joined the DTP afted being elected. Switched to the BDP after the DTP's closure.
  2. ^ Ran in 2011 as an independent candidate and joined the BDP afted being elected.
  3. ^ Ran in 2007 as an independent candidate and joined the DTP afted being elected. Switched to the BDP after the DTP's closure. Ran as an independent candidate again in 2011 and rejointed the BDP afted being elected.
  4. ^ Ran in 2011 as an independent candidate and joined the BDP afted being elected.
  5. ^ [1] Hürriyet
  6. ^ http://www.ysk.gov.tr/ysk/docs/2011MilletvekiliSecimi/KesinSonuclar/sirnak.pdf
  7. ^ DSP in 2011 is compared to CHP in 2007, under whose list it ran that year
  8. ^ http://secim.haberler.com/cumhurbaskanligi-secimi/sirnak-secim-sonuclari

Coordinates: 37°34′N 42°34′E / 37.567°N 42.567°E / 37.567; 42.567