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From the Kurdish heartland in Turkey

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Mohammed, a farmer who has witnessed much fighting in the area.
Mohammed, a farmer who has witnessed much fighting in the area. Tony Cross/RFI

The victory of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Sunday’s election means that violence in the Kurdish-majority south-east of the country is unlikely to decline any time soon. It flared up again earlier this year when the AKP government ended peace talks with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerrilla movement and launched a military offensive in the region. RFI's Tony Cross visited a government-declared "security zone" in Diyarbakir province on the day before the poll.

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