Can Turkish opposition overcome nationalist stigma, ally with Kurds?
While I’m not happy with the depth of the answer, this article addresses a vital question in Turkish politics: Can center-left CHP and pro-Kurdish HDP forge an alliance to combat AKP in the next set of elections?
HDP must denounce its ties to PKK, to reduce resistance among CHP’s nationalist voters. CHP must work hard on human rights issues to convince skeptical Kurds to vote for it or to sign up to an alliance. At the end, HDP needs to find a way-out for the threat of pro-AKP judiciary banning its candidates from the next elections.
It is the divisions among the opposition which is keeping AKP in power, no sign yet that this course of events will change.