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Turkish elections opening for Kurds

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Demonstrators hold Kurdish flags with portraits of the jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, 21 March
Demonstrators hold Kurdish flags with portraits of the jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, 21 March Reuters/Umit Bektas

It's a week since the decade-long stronghold of Turkey's AKP over the political landscape was broken. Turkish president Recip Erdogan saw his plans to strengthen the position of president shattered and after a silence of several days announced that he is ready to form a coalition government. In this Spotlight on Asia we look at what effect the elections may have on the countries' Kurdish population after the surprise entry into parliament of the pro-Kurdish HDP.

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