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Turkey will be holding presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24.


With thousands of political prisoners, the political climate is very 
repressive.  Nevertheless the HDP (Peoples Democratic Party) is participating 
in the elections.


Selahattin DemirtaƟ, the HDP presidential candidate, is currently in prison, as 
are many other HDP members.


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HDP election manifesto:


https://anfenglish.com/news/hdp-election-manifesto-we-will-change-this-power-26673


Selahattin DemirtaƟ election manifesto:


https://anfenglish.com/news/demirtas-s-manifesto-vows-to-end-the-one-man-rule-26672


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notes on the parties:


AKP - Erdogan's party - Islamist


MHP - right wing Turkish nationalist


CHP - sometimes described as social democratic, but also described as Kemalist, 
meaning Turkish nationalist and hostile to Kurdish aspirations


HDP - leftist, for Kurdish rights


Currently the AKP and MHP rule in coalition.


Chris Slee



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