Turkey's Demirtas 'Erdogan Is Capable of Setting Country on Fire'

In a SPIEGEL interview, leading Kurdish opposition politician Selahattin Demirtas calls for a cease-fire between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Kurdistan Workers' Party.
Thirty-two people were killed on July 20 when a suicide bomber attacked a group of youth activists in the Turkish town of Suruc. The bomber was reported to be an ethnic Kurd with ties to Islamic State militants.

Thirty-two people were killed on July 20 when a suicide bomber attacked a group of youth activists in the Turkish town of Suruc. The bomber was reported to be an ethnic Kurd with ties to Islamic State militants.

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Demirtas has criticized Ankara for targeting Kurds while they fight IS extremists in neighboring Syria and Iraq. He says the government contrived its current strife with the PKK to solidify its power.

Demirtas has criticized Ankara for targeting Kurds while they fight IS extremists in neighboring Syria and Iraq. He says the government contrived its current strife with the PKK to solidify its power.

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