Editor: Azra Ceylan

Duvar English’s editor-in-chief Cansu Çamlıbel and pollster Can Selçuki discuss the political motivations behind the recent crackdown on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) which led to the arrest of at least 16 party members including co-mayors in the eastern province of Kars.

They attempt to analyze whether the recent crackdown on the HDP could be regarded as a precursor of a possible closure case against the party and who in the Turkish political landscape would eventually benefit from antagonizing Kurdish voters.

This podcast was prepared with support from Heinrich Böll Stiftung’s Turkey Representation.