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Muharrem Ince, Can A Former Science Teacher Beat Erdogan?

Ince, a social democrat, is now the opposition's leading presidential candidate. With support from Kurdish voters, he may even force a runoff.

Ince at a recent campaign rally in Yalova, Turkey
Ince at a recent campaign rally in Yalova, Turkey
Boris Kálnoky

ANKARA — On a recent campaign stop in the eastern city of Van, presidential candidate Muharrem Ince of the social-democratic and secular opposition party CHP made a proposal for how to address the Kurdish problem: Invite all parties to a parliamentary committee, the 54-year-old said, and broadcast the discussions live on television.

Only a few days earlier, in the Kurdish metropolis of Diyarbakir, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also broached the topic, albeit from a very different angle. "There is no Kurdish problem," he said. "The state of the Kurds is called the Turkish Republic."

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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