The Making of a Kurdish Mandela

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By keeping a key challenger in jail, Turkey’s government risks making Selahattin Demirtas an even more popular and formidable opponent.

  • Henri J. Barkey
  • FP

The Turkish government has just called snap presidential and parliamentary elections, which will be held on June 24.

Perex 1aMost analysts are predicting that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) will sail to victory primarily because of the weakness of the main opposition parties and…

He also appears to have developed the institutional capabilities to cheat if it becomes necessary.

Yet if he…

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