'Kurdish capital' holds its breath ahead of Turkey vote

A woman sits at the entrance of her house in the district of Sur in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, on October 31, 2015 on the eve of the country's general electionHit hard by the return to violence between security forces and Kurdish rebels, Turkey’s southeastern city of Diyarbakir is preparing for Sunday’s crucial election with a mixture worry, sadness, but also anger. The entry into parliament of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) for the first time after June’s parliamentary polls prompted scenes of jubliation in Diyabakir, the country’s main Kurdish city.

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