Turkey Drops Ban on Kurdish-Backed Candidates

Kurdish protesters rally in Istanbul after Turkey's electoral board barred prominent Kurdish candidates from standing in upcoming elections. (Photo: Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish election officials on April 21 approved the bids of seven out of 12 mainly Kurdish-backed candidates who were earlier disqualified from running in the country's upcoming June 12 general elections.

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Alexander Christie-Miller is a freelance journalist based in Istanbul where he writes for The Times.

Turkey Drops Ban on Kurdish-Backed Candidates

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