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Turkey: Kurdish Electoral Success Likely to Produce More Violence

The HDP scored a major victory in the 7 June general elections in Turkey by surpassing the 10% electoral threshold to enter parliament. With pre-election opinion surveys oscillating between 9.5 and 11%, the HDP outperformed even the maximum and supposedly unrealistic forecast of 12.1% by winning 13.12% of the vote. The party gained 80 seats