Turkey's Kurdish Opposition Accuse Erdogan of Breaching Constitution

Turkey's Kurdish opposition accused President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday of breaching the constitution with speeches backing the ruling AK Party ahead of a June election, deepening a rift that could jeopardize a Kurdish peace process. Erdogan founded the AK Party 13 years ago and served as Prime Minister for over a decade; but he had to hand over its leadership after winning a presidential poll last August, and as head of state is constitutionally bound to stay out of party politics. The People's Democratic Party complained to the High Elections Board over what it said were Erdogan's blatantly pro-AKP speeches at a raft of events around the country, most broadcast live on television.



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