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Erdogan's and the Turkish Opposition's Kurdish Gambits

Sinan Ciddi
Board of Contributors
Sep 5, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu speaks to reporters in Istanbul on Sept. 2, 2019, denying accusations from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he is linked with terrorists because he visited Diyarbakir following the removal of three Kurdish mayors in Southeast Anatolia.

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu speaks to reporters in Istanbul on Sept. 2, 2019, denying accusations from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he is linked with terrorists because he visited Diyarbakir following the removal of three Kurdish mayors in Southeast Anatolia. Imamoglu's visit might mark the start of more overtures from the main opposition toward the Kurds.

(DIEGO CUPOLO/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

For years, Turkey's ruling party has marginalized Kurdish voters. Now, Istanbul's new mayor and his political party sense an opportunity to reach out to the community....

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