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If they want our testimony they'll have to force us there.
The first thing is that HDP has to show a huge distance from the PKK terrorists. We cannot hear from the HDP that they are really against the PKK terrorists's activities in the last six months. The other point is, insulting the prime minister and the president is a different thing from freedom of the press. You cannot, in any country in Europe, call the president a murderer.
The sheer number of voters registered abroad makes up 5 per cent of the total electorate. This can help the HDP pass the vital 10 percent threshold to get into parliament or assist the AKP to get an absolute majority.
Kürtler daha ne yapsın?
Those who are speaking on behalf of the old government should not take any anti-peace process comments seriously, not before the new parliament and the new government are formed. The Turkish society expects a solution from us on the Kurdish issue.
The first possibility should be a coalition between the AKP and HDP. The second model is a coalition between the AKP, CHP and HDP. If these two options fail, early elections must be held.
The Kurds want strong representation and a policy of pursuing and defending their rights. They expect this. Off course, the biggest wish is the end of the war [between the PKK and the Turkish state]. They want the peace to be permanent. Kurds want a fair peace and a democratic solution for Kurdish matters.
Although many Turks think that Kurdish voters are one entity, they're not. People in this region have different expectations and different choices. This has been reflected in election voting. Those who look at the last 30 years think that a return to violence is highly likely, but the city of Mardin, home to different cultures and identities, gives a different message: this city with its Kurds, Turks, Arabs and Assyrians shows that living together in peace also holds a strong potential.
This region is not a place to be defined as one political entity. The AKP and the HDP have equal power, simply in different cities.
With a week to go, parties are playing their last cards in Istanbul which has the biggest number of voters. On the one hand, the HDP, seeking to pass that threshold. On the other, the AKP which wants to rule alone. The two parties' supporters, meeting in nearby squares, will determine the fate of Turkey.
The ruling Justice and Development Party is the biggest alliance in Turkish politics. It brings conservatives and the centre right under one roof. The Republican People's Party and the Nationalist Movement are the oldest political traditions. The main actor in this election is the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which brings Kurds and the left-wing together.
In Turkey the people who vote for Demirtas are Kurds, and over the last decade of elections only two parties have taken any Kurdish votes; the AKP and HDP. That means a large number of HDP and BDP supporters will vote for Erdogan. I don't think a second round will be needed, someone will win outright.