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Ruling party loses in Turkish elections

This weekend’s elections in Turkey were billed as pivotal. And they certainly were for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP party. It was the first time his ruling party failed to achieve a majority or increase its share of the vote. The results derailed President Erdogan’s plans to further consolidate his power. The Kurdish HDP party made the big breakthrough in the elections. It crossed the 10% threshold for entry into parliament with 13% of the vote. We’ll talk about the election results and the potential domestic and geopolitical consequences with Dr. Latif Tas. He’s a Kurdish writer and researcher and in the faculty of law at SOAS, University of London. (Photo: AP/Emrah Gurel)

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