Turkish voters cast their ballots on Sunday with President Erdogan's AKP holding a commanding lead in opinion polls. Critics of the government are concerned about losing more human and constitutional rights if the AKP prevails.
Despite threats and warnings from the international community, Iraqi Kurds turned out in large numbers to cast their votes in an independence referendum. Turkey's president Erdogan said the move could cause "ethnic war."
Authorities in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk have imposed a curfew as jubilant Kurds celebrated a referendum on independence. Iraq’s government and nearby powers oppose the non-binding ballot.
Turkey is experiencing rapid change as its government become increasingly authoritarian. DW's Fanny Facsar headed to Turkey to find out how nationalism plays into this trend under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Voters in the Kurdish territories of northern Iraq have begun voting in an independence referendum. The ballot has created tensions domestically and internationally with the UN warning of a "destabilizing effect."
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