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Erdogan is seeking a "completely new constitution" for Turkey, which would effectively give him considerably more authority by centralizing power in the office of the president rather than in parliament.
Turkish politicians have been fist-fighting over a controversial proposal to strip members of parliaments of immunity from prosecution, which it's alleged is aimed at Kurds only.
Turkish police detained senior local officials from the pro-Kurdish HDP in a raid on one of its Istanbul offices, days after President Tayyip Erdogan said he backed legal action against its members.
Caught Between the Islamic State and Erdogan: Turkey's Most Important Opposition Politician Talks to VICE News
VICE News sat down with Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of HDP and figurehead of the Kurdish political movement in Turkey, as violence between security forces and PKK militants continues to escalate.
Selahattin Demirtas, co-leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), urged local residents to embrace "honorable resistance" after fierce urban fighting that state media claims has killed dozens of Kurdish militants.
The prosecutor's office in the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir said that it would seek to put the boys behind bars for up to four and a half years on charges of "insulting the Turkish president."
Turkey goes to the polls on Sunday for the second time this year. And much has changed since June's general election, including a "war on terror," renewed insurgent violence, and unprecedented terror attacks.
Days before an election, Turkey is cracking down on companies linked to a US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. After today's raids, brawls broke out and police sprayed water cannon to disperse dozens of people.
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that both the Islamic State and Kurdish rebels "are likely to have played an active role” in Saturday's suicide bombings.
Tensions are running high ahead of snap November elections following the collapse of a ceasefire between the Turkish government and Kurdish insurgents.
Veteran Dutch reporter Fréderike Geerdink was detained on Sunday by authorities in southeastern Turkey while she covered a Kurdish opposition group.
VICE News visited the Turkish border to meet relatives of YPG members killed fighting the Islamic State. It's thought the sudden refusal to let 13 bodies enter Turkey is a political move.