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Celebration at Diyarbakır

 

Thousands of jubilant Kurds flooded the streets of Diyarbakir, south east Turkey,on Sunday, setting off fireworks and waving flags The Peoples’ Democratic party (HDP) said initial results from Sunday’s election showed it would take 80 of 550 seats, a stunning result for a party that pollsters had said would struggle to cross the required threshold.

 

Supporters of pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) celebrating the first results of the  election as the pro-Kurdish opposition looked likely to enter parliament as a party for the first time, in Diyarbakir. More than 53.7 million voters head to the polls on June 7 for a crucial parliamentary election in Turkey. Kurdish problem-focused HDP passed the 10% threshold.

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