Turkey elections: Celebrations and protests as Erdogan’s party wins

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A man runs as smoke billows from burning pallets set on fire during clashes between Turkish riot policemen and Kurdish protesters in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir after first results of the Turkish general election showed a clear victory to the Justice and Development Party (AKP). (AFP)

A man runs as smoke billows from burning pallets set on fire during clashes between Turkish riot policemen and Kurdish protesters in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir after first results of the Turkish general election showed a clear victory to the Justice and Development Party (AKP). (AFP)

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A young man prepares to throw a stone as pallets burn during clashes between Turkish riot policemen and Kurdish protesters in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir after first results of the Turkish general election showed a clear victory to the Justice and Development Party (AKP). (AFP)

A young man prepares to throw a stone as pallets burn during clashes between Turkish riot policemen and Kurdish protesters in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir after first results of the Turkish general election showed a clear victory to the Justice and Development Party (AKP). (AFP)

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People use fireworks as they celebrate preliminary election results of the pro-Kurdish Peoples's Democratic Party (HDP) in Diyarbakir, in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeast. (AP)

People use fireworks as they celebrate preliminary election results of the pro-Kurdish Peoples's Democratic Party (HDP) in Diyarbakir, in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeast. (AP)

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People react as smoke billows from burning pallets set on fire during clashes between Turkish riot policemen and Kurdish protesters in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. (AFP)

People react as smoke billows from burning pallets set on fire during clashes between Turkish riot policemen and Kurdish protesters in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. (AFP)

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A man burns a flare outside the headquarters of Turkey's pro-Kurdish HDP opposition party in Diyarbakir, Turkey . (REUTERS)

A man burns a flare outside the headquarters of Turkey's pro-Kurdish HDP opposition party in Diyarbakir, Turkey . (REUTERS)

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People use flares as they celebrate election results of the pro-Kurdish Peoples's Democratic Party (HDP) in Diyarbakir. (AP)

People use flares as they celebrate election results of the pro-Kurdish Peoples's Democratic Party (HDP) in Diyarbakir. (AP)

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Supporters of Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) celebrate in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir after polls closed. (AFP)

Supporters of Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) celebrate in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir after polls closed. (AFP)

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Supporters of Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) celebrate in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir after polls closed. (AFP)

Supporters of Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) celebrate in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir after polls closed. (AFP)

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Supporters of Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) celebrate in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir after polls closed . (AFP)

Supporters of Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) celebrate in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir after polls closed . (AFP)

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A police jeep patrols as garbage set on fire by supporters of the pro-Kurdish Peoples's Democratic Party (HDP) are seen during minor clashes with police in Diyarbakir. (AP)

A police jeep patrols as garbage set on fire by supporters of the pro-Kurdish Peoples's Democratic Party (HDP) are seen during minor clashes with police in Diyarbakir. (AP)

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A man prepares to throw back a tear gas fired by Turkish riot police during clashes Kurdish protesters in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. (AFP)

A man prepares to throw back a tear gas fired by Turkish riot police during clashes Kurdish protesters in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. (AFP)

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Supporters of Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) celebrate in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir after polls closed on November 1, 2015. (AFP)

Supporters of Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) celebrate in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir after polls closed on November 1, 2015. (AFP)

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People react as smoke billows from burning pallets set on fire during clashes between Turkish riot policemen and Kurdish protesters in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir on November 1, 2015 . (AFP)

People react as smoke billows from burning pallets set on fire during clashes between Turkish riot policemen and Kurdish protesters in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir on November 1, 2015 . (AFP)

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