Monday, 8 June 2015

HDP in Turkey

The usual suspects are claiming that the success of the mainly Kurdish HDP party in Turkey in comfortable exceeding the 10% threshold for representation in parliament is a "triumph for the left". I believe it is more a democratic response to Erdogan's attempt to assume even greater personal power. Another hopeful sign is that HDP could not have achieved its foothold without attracting the votes of non-Kurds.

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