Kurds mourn, protest after bombing at Turkish election rally

June 6th, 2015  
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Topic: Kurds mourn, protest after bombing at Turkish election rally

By Humeyra Pamuk and Seyhmus Cakan DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish Kurds gathered on Saturday to mourn and protest at the scene of bomb blasts that killed two people and wounded more than 200 at an election rally, with many voicing anger at President Tayyip Erdogan a day before parliamentary polls. The two explosions, which Erdogan termed a "provocation" designed to undermine Sunday's election, tore through a rally of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Diyarbakir, largest city in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast. Erdogan, the most popular politician in Turkey but accused by opponents of authoritarian tendencies, seeks a large majority for the ruling AK Party to furnish him with broader new powers.


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