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Amid Tensions, Turkey’s Kurds Hope Poll Will Further Their Agenda

The rising influence of Kurdish voters is a central issue in Turkey's parliamentary elections being held Sunday to break a tense political deadlock.  The poll is taking place after elections in June were inconclusive and coalition talks with the party of President Racep Tayyip Erdogan failed. Many Kurds say their long-term aspirations are for an independent Kurdish state, but the majority say they want to work within the framework of Turkey's democratic system to achieve...

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