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    People react as smoke billows from burning pallets set on fire during clashes between Turkish riot policemen and Kurdish protesters in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir on November 1, 2015 after first results of the Turkish general election showed a clear victory to the Justice and Development Party (AKP). Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon at Kurds who were protesting after the election appeared to deliver a clear victory to AKP, an AFP photographer said. Latest results say the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) won slightly over 10 percent of the vote, just enough to scrape into parliament.

    Erdogan Unable to Escape 'Vicious Circle of His Policies' - German Media

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    The Turkish President will have to pay for his aggressive policy and his "contribution" to the destabilization of the Middle East, German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau wrote.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unnecessarily broke off the peace process with the Kurds and has created an additional source of conflict in the Middle East, the article said.

    The current situation is reminiscent of the early 1990s, when war with the Kurds was in full swing and the Turkish army demonstrated disproportionate brutality in south-east of the country.

    Erdogan's ruling party recently announced that the fight against the Kurds will continue "as long as all terrorists are eliminated."

    However, the long-lasting siege of the cities increasingly has forced young people to join the Kurdish ranks, strengthening the threat to the government regime.

    This vicious circle is hard to disrupt, and the responsibility for what is happening lies with Erdogan, the article wrote.

    The Turkish authorities have launched a so called 'anti-terrorist operation' in southeastern regions of the country, having deployed about 10,000 servicemen supported by armored units and attack helicopters.

    According to the newspaper, Europe should put pressure on Erdogan in order to stop bloodshed and chaos in the country. However, EU leaders are afraid to criticize Ankara as the latter plays a key role by controlling the Syrian-Turkish border and limiting the inflow of refugees to Europe, the article concluded.


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