Turkey election: Votes for pro-Kurdish HDP party could be pivotal

Though one of the main opposition parties represents the Kurdish minority, particularly in the southeast, its vote could be decisive in the election.

by

    One of the main opposition parties vying for a share of Sunday's votes is the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party, or HDP.

    Although Kurds make up only 17 percent of the electorate, HDP's performance could have a decisive impact on the election.

    Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports from one of the party's biggest strongholds in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.