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Turkey election stirs optimism, change for Kurds

Pro-Kurdish politicians are poised to enter Turkey’s parliament for the first time in more than a decade, bringing hope to many Kurds that their cultural and political rights will be addressed. Turkey’s poor, restive southeast has not been represented in parliament by pro-Kurdish parties since the early 1990s when several MPs were kicked out of the chamber and later jailed for speaking the Kurdish language while taking their oath of office. Full Story

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