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Turkey: Thousands celebrate HDP's election success at Istanbul rally01:10

Turkey: Thousands celebrate HDP's election success at Istanbul rally

Turkey, Istanbul
June 8, 2015 at 17:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of supporters of the Turkish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) came to the party meeting in the Bakirkoy neighbourhood in Istanbul to celebrate their success in the parliamentary elections, Monday.

Chairman Selahattin Demirtas and other party members took the stage to thank their fans, as music was played and banners were waved.

The HDP crossed the 10 percent threshold required for parliamentary representation for the first time ever, winning 13 percent of the vote. Demirtas branded the historic result as a "victory" for the diverse range of ethnic and religious groups that make up Turkish society.

Turkey: Thousands celebrate HDP's election success at Istanbul rally01:10
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Thousands of supporters of the Turkish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) came to the party meeting in the Bakirkoy neighbourhood in Istanbul to celebrate their success in the parliamentary elections, Monday.

Chairman Selahattin Demirtas and other party members took the stage to thank their fans, as music was played and banners were waved.

The HDP crossed the 10 percent threshold required for parliamentary representation for the first time ever, winning 13 percent of the vote. Demirtas branded the historic result as a "victory" for the diverse range of ethnic and religious groups that make up Turkish society.

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