New for Al Jazeera English: Turkey's Diyarbakir hopes for 'a new era'

I covered Turkey's historic elections from the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir. 

Here is my newest story for Al Jazeera about the significance of the vote for the residents of this Kurdish enclave: 

Situated along the Tigris River, this city of nearly a million people has long been the bastion of Kurdish nationalism. For three decades, Diyarbakir had been at the heart of the war between the state and PKK fighters. As a result, Kurds have been shut out of Turkish politics, unable to win enough seats to enter the parliament as a political party. But on Sunday, the city became the centre of Kurdish celebration.

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