Turkey: Erdogan against reporters, Armenians and gays

04 June, 11:31

    (ANSAmed) - ANKARA, JUNE 4 - Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out against journalists, gays and Armenians and called them "representatives of sedition", aligned with Kurdish party HDP, during a political rally in Bingol four days from Sunday's pivotal elections, Hurriyet online reported.

    According to many analysts, the perfomance of 'Kurdish Obama' Selahattin Demirtas will be crucial on Sunday.

    If he will manage to overcome the 10% threshold, under which he would muster no representation in parliament, Erdogan's AKP Islamist party could lose absolute majority for the first time since 2002 and might be barred from forming a one-persuasion only government.

    HDP has been attacked by Erdogan daily.

    In Bingol, he said that Demirtas' main allies are reporters belonging to the Dogan's media group, the publisher of Hurriyet, "the Armenian lobby, homosexuals, and those who believe in Alevism devoid of Ali": "all these representatives of seditition - he argued - are Demirtas supporters. Polls currently assign HDP between 9 and 12% of the vote. (ANSAmed).

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