Turks deliver setback to 'Sultan' Erdogan
The consensus in Turkey and abroad is that yesterday's parliamentary election saw a defeat for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his plans to strengthen his personal rule.
There are some crumbs of comfort for him in his sole regional ally, Qatar, and the Turkish media loyal to his AK Justice and Development Party.
Turkish opposition media are jubilant at the AK losing its majority, and the pro-Kurdish leftwing People's Democratic Party (HDP) crossing the 10-percent barrier to enter parliament.
Turkey's firmly pro-opposition entertainment channel Fox TV called it an "historic event".
Pro-government media in contrast warn of a return to the economic and political instability of the pre-AK era.
Rasim Ozan Kutahyali in Sabah agrees that the election is the "start of a new battle", and urges supporters of the president to protect him from any further attacks on his authority.
Arab, Iranian and Israeli commentators in the main see the result as a setback for the president, although pro-Erdogan Qatar's media, in particular influential Al-Jazeera TV, lead on the AK's "victory" as the largest party.
The Saudi paper Al-Riyadh is fairly representative in saying Mr Erdogan made the election a "referendum on his personal rule", and so must realise this "major setback undermines his hopes of boosting his own power".
Several papers report "Kurds dancing in the street" at what the Syrian opposition site Zaman al-Wasl describes as a "touchstone" result likely to bring them more concessions.
London's Al-Quds al Arabi expects the ramifications of the vote to "define the future of the whole region for years to come".
Across the border in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region, Hemin Abdallah of the Rudaw News Network says the strong HDP showing will deprive the militant PKK group of the "last word" on Kurdish issues in Turkey.
'Sultan loses sceptre'
European media comment generally echoes the view that Mr Erdogan's "star is fading", as France's Le Monde puts it.
Alberto Negri in Italy's Il Sole 24 Ore says Mr Erdogan is the "latest victim of those Middle Eastern Springs that he planned would follow his model".
He wonders how this "sultan will react to losing the sceptre of absolute command" in a region that, far from emulating him, has left Turkey with Islamic State extremists on its borders.