HDP leadership insistently called its followers to be calm…. While at least 4 dead and hundreds injured in the explosions…

At least 10 wounded in latest incident at campaign event of pro-Kurdish HDP party, two days before legislative polls.
Scores of people have been injured in two explosions ahead of the HDP rally in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakır. While Energy Minister Yıldız ruled out claims of an accident at a power distribution unit, HDP co-chair Demirtaş, who was only 30 meters away, called everyone to stay calm.

After collecting interviews last year about life in 1970s Turkey, a new project has begun to take shape that unexpectedly reaches into the present. Reading the interviews I was struck by a number of similarities with present-day Turkey and wonder whether there are certain key culturally powerful concepts around which Turkish society and polity orient themselves — and that help to shape them — in every era, regardless of  the current ideological labels. The Gezi protests signal a brief rupture in this ongoing pattern. Perhaps a long view can help us better understand the present, rather than trying to parse the last few years on their own terms.

The CHP has warned its provincial and district branches over possible election fraud, particularly in regard to those who might attempt to cast votes on behalf of dead people
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on his supporters to vote in the country’s general elections scheduled on June 7, during an address in the Gölbaşı district of Ankara on June 5
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has acknowledged that he feels he now enjoys less power over his life since he became involved in politics, particularly after he took over as prime minister.
A leading figure in the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has stunned many by saying his party, which focuses on the Kurdish issue, could even do a deal with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) in order to resume the stalled peace process after the June 7 parliamentary election.
Giresun provincial deputy candidates of CHP and MHP agree that their parties’ votes are increasing because AKP is losing due to deteriorating economy.

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