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Kurds Eye Seats in Turkey's Parliament

Turkey holds general elections Sunday, and a coalition of Kurdish political groups may gain seats in the legislature. It would be the first mainstream government involvement for the oft-oppressed ethnic minority. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.