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'Pushed aside': Turkey's Kurds losing hope

A peace initiative has produced little progress in the decades-long standoff between the Turkish state and the country's Kurdish minority.Full story

Kurds angry after candidates barred from election

Armed with firebombs and slings, Kurdish protesters clashed with Turkish police in two cities Tuesday and the main Kurdish party threatened to boycott the upcoming election because of a decision to bar some Kurdish candidates. Full story

Turkey: Kurdish party threatens elections boycott

A Kurdish party on Monday said it was pondering whether to withdraw from June elections in response to a decision by the country's election board to bar some of its candidates. Full story

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