Kurdish Opposition Leader Demirtas 'Erdogan Wants a Caliphate'

Kurdish opposition leader Selahattin Demirtas, 43, says that his HDP party wants a cease-fire in the ongoing battle between Turkish troops and Kurds in southeastern Turkey. But, he says, Turkish President Erdogan isn't willing to listen.
A bombed out building in Diyarbakir, a Kurdish city in southeastern Turkey.

A bombed out building in Diyarbakir, a Kurdish city in southeastern Turkey.

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Selahattin Demirtas, 43, is head of the Peoples' Democratic Party, a Kurdish opposition party in Turkey.

Selahattin Demirtas, 43, is head of the Peoples' Democratic Party, a Kurdish opposition party in Turkey.

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