Turmoil in Turkey prior to election
Here is an excerpt:
“Turkey is one a country that sits on the edge of a very volatile region next to Iraq, next to Syria,” says Christie. “It has a very volatile border because a lot of Kurdistan is located around that border and there’s been a 30-year insurgency going on within Turkey by the Kurds who want to establish some form of Kurdish state. The Kurds have been seen as discriminated against by the Turkish state – they’ve lacked access to education.”
Christie adds, “This was a peaceful rally by one of the Kurdish parties to try and emphasize a movement for peace, so it’s a soft target – near a train station, trying to kill as many people as possible – and there’s an election coming up in three weeks in Turkey.”
Listen to the full interview starting at 36:10 in the podcast.