In a statement from his jail cell in northwest Turkey, Demirtas called for the HDP to prepare "a plan to fight for democracy and peace" in the face of a "political purge."
Perhaps Turkey may even play a bigger and more significant role now.
Harold Rhode: In the Middle East, truth is a malleable commodity and regimes invent whatever evidence they need.
“Turkey has a large armed force, professional armed forces and... I am certain they will continue as a committed and strong NATO ally.”
Did the Turkish leader stage a coup to legitimize the assault on his enemies?
Reporters without Borders’ 2016 World Press Freedom Index also gives Turkey a low ranking: 151.
Ninety people were killed, including many civilians after a faction of the armed forces tried to seize power using tanks and attack helicopters
The most popular and divisive Turkish politician in recent memory faces budding discontent from inside the movement he founded.
Ruling AK Party expected to be largest party by far.