Tag: Peoples’ Democratic Party

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Erdogan Faces Toughest Challenge Yet as Turkey Heads to Polls

ISTANBUL, Turkey — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday faces the biggest ballot box challenge of his 15 year grip on Turkey, with the opposition revitalized and his popularity at risk from growing economic troubles.

People wave Turkish flags during a march around Kizilay Square in reaction to the attempted military coup on July 16, 2016 in Ankara, Turkey. Police regained control overnight after an attempted military coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The coup attempt claimed over 250 lives. President Erdogan urged his supporters …

Turkey Arrests Leaders of Pro-Kurdish Party, Nine Other Lawmakers

Turkish police on Friday detained the two co-leaders of the country’s main pro-Kurdish party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), and several other MPs in a major escalation of the crackdown in the wake of a failed July 15 coup.

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Turkish Pro-Kurd Opposition Leader Will Meet Russian Officials in Moscow

Selahattin Demirtaş, the head of the pro-Kurdish opposition party in Turkey, will visit Moscow this week to speak to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and open a satellite office for his party. The meeting follows a tense several weeks in which Turkey and Russia have all but severed their diplomatic ties.

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World View: Turkey Slips into Chaos as Violence Spreads Across Country

Contents: Egypt’s army starts ‘The Martyr’s Right’ operation in North Sinai; Turkey’s troops enter northern Iraq to hunt PKK after terror attacks; Violence spreads in cities across Turkey; Pro-government mobs in Turkey storm Hurriyet offices for alleged Erdogan misquote; Turkey appears to be approaching civil war.