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University student Cuma Bilal Arslan, 23, takes a break on campus.  Arslan acknowledges the Kurdish struggle but still voted for AKP because of the party's strong leadership, and because he does not want to vote for an ethnic party.  Arslan, who likely comes from a middle class or upper middle class family like most students, has notably different views than many poorer Kurdish Anatolian immigrants.  Photo by Jasmine Dilmanian.

University student Cuma Bilal Arslan, 23, takes a break on campus. Arslan acknowledges the Kurdish struggle but still voted for AKP because of the party’s strong leadership, and because he does not want to vote for an ethnic party. Arslan, who likely comes from a middle class or upper middle class family like most students, has notably different views than many poorer Kurdish Anatolian immigrants. Photo by Jasmine Dilmanian.

University student Cuma Bilal Arslan, 23, takes a break on campus. Arslan acknowledges the Kurdish struggle but still voted for AKP because of the party’s strong leadership, and because he does not want to vote for an ethnic party. Arslan, who likely comes from a middle class or upper middle class family like most students, has notably different views than many poorer Kurdish Anatolian immigrants. Photo by Jasmine Dilmanian.

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