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Meet the Journalist: Christopher de Bellaigue

Selahattin Demirtas is the leader of the HDP, the main Kurdish party in Turkish politics, operating as an undeclared civilian adjunct to the military PKK. Christophe de Bellaigue traveled to Turkey during the election campaign to follow Demirtas—and to explore whether his message of peace has legs as the Turkish state and his armed fellow Kurds gear up for further conflict.