Kurds in Sweden celebrate HDP success in Turkey

Hundreds of people gathered in central Stockholm to celebrate the success of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party, HDP, in the Turkish elections yesterday.

For the first time, a pro-Kurdish party crossed the ten percent threshhold needed to get into the Turkish Parliament, and here at Sergels Torg, in the heart of the Swedish capital, almost 1,000 people turned out to celebrate.

Dinar was one of them, and he said he hopes that this is a step for democracy for all of Turkey, for the whole Kurdish population, and that it means an end to the war that’s gone on for 33 years.
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Source News: Radio Sweden
Photo: John Almqvist, Sveriges Radio