Turkey has voted for a single-party government, putting its trust in the country's ruling AK party to govern on its own. The result is a decisive boost for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But it could also deepen social divisions in Turkey.
Selahattin Demirtas, the incarcerated co-leader of the left-wing pro-Kurdish People's Democracy (HDP) party, will not stand for re-election. Now a successor must be found as the party seeks a fresh start.
Ambassador Martin Erdmann was at the courthouse to attend the hearing of former HDP head Selahattin Demirtas, who is facing terror charges. Turkey has cracked down on the opposition party since the failed coup in 2016.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become the first sitting Turkish president to visit Greece in 65 years. Could the EU-Turkey refugee deal be a sticking point during his landmark trip to Athens?
With two former leaders in prison, the HDP has chosen the "path of resistance." As the second-largest opposition party, it must "build a new life" for Kurds, women and workers, said an ex-party leader.
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