In Turkish parliamentary elections, a threshold of 10% applies for any party to enter parliament. At the 2018 general election, İyi Parti-Demokrat Parti reportedly reached 9.96%, yet also reportedly enters parliament with 43 seats. Did İyi Parti-Demokrat Parti enter Turkish parliament despite having less than 10% of the vote? How is it possible if the 10% threshold (still) applies?
In 2017, the Turkish Parliament passed a law allowing alliances to be formed to jointly pass that 10% threshold. The IYI party is part of the National Alliance with the CHP and the Saadet Party. The alliance as a whole easily passed the 10% threshold. This does not mean that the parties are merged or have to vote together--in fact they have said that now that elections are over the alliance is dissolved. This is distinct from a strategy Kurdish parties have used in the past: running independent candidates who don't need to reach 10%.