Meet the young activists who upended Turkish politics and want a new model for the Middle East

The veterans of a youth protest movement that swept Turkey in 2013 played an important role in helping the left wing HDP party claim an unexpected success in last week's election, but there may be another vote just around the corner. PRI spoke with a few of the activists to understand what they accomplished and what they're planning next.


Election results shake up Turkish politics

It looks like Turkey is heading for a fresh start, after elections. The conservative Islamic AK Party has dominated the country for 13 years, but has now lost its majority. Many young Turks have never known anything except AK rule. A coalition is now likely, and that will likely reverse the country's trend to authoritarianism.