A Witch Hunt For Kurdish Politicians Is Brewing In Turkey
Hostile rhetoric from President Erdogan suggests a clash is coming.
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Middle East Correspondent, The WorldPost
A witch hunt is brewing in Turkey, one that could result in the leading politicians within the country's pro-Kurdish party being sent to jail as terrorists.
“Executives of this party should pay,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a fiery press conference Tuesday, referring to the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). “The Turkish state has the power to make so-called politicians [and] so-called intellectuals pay for the blood of its martyrs.”
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