Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Complex in Ankara where he announced the upcoming electoral timetable on April 18, 2018. / AFP / ADEM ALTAN
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The Turkish parliament Thursday stripped two more MPs from the main pro-Kurdish opposition party, including a former spokesman, of their status as lawmakers, their party said.11 HDP MPs have lost their lawmaker status including Yuksekdag.The party elected Pervin Buldan and former MP Sezai Temelli to replace Yuksekdag and Demirtas.The HDP is facing an uphill struggle in the June 24 snap elections since making history by becoming the first pro-Kurdish party to pass the 10 percent threshold and enter the Turkish parliament in June 2015 .
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