Turkey's Kurds vote in key referendum battleground

Turkey's Kurds vote in key referendum battlegroundHoping above all for peace after months of violence as well as fair representation, Turkey’s Kurds on Sunday voted in a key referendum whether to expand President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers. Turkey’s Kurdish minority — estimated to make-up around a fifth of the population — is seen as a crucial constituency in the poll and winning the support of some Kurds could help the ‘Yes’ vote over the finish line. Many Kurds back the pro-Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) but others, especially from more conservative families, have sympathy for Erdogan’s Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP).

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