A televised news conference of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan is screened on televisions at an electronics shop in Istanbul September 30, 2013. Turkey may reduce the threshold for a political ... more 
A televised news conference of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan is screened on televisions at an electronics shop in Istanbul September 30, 2013. Turkey may reduce the threshold for a political party to enter parliament to 5 percent of the national vote, or even eliminate the barrier completely, Erdogan said on Monday. The current 10 percent threshold has kept pro-Kurdish groupings outside of parliament and a reform that may help advance a flagging peace process with Kurdish militants. In a major policy speech, Erdogan also said the so-called "democratization package" would allow for education in languages other than Turkish at non-state schools, a long-held demand by Kurdish politicians and activists. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW MEDIA) less 
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Mon, Sep 30, 2013 6:48 AM EDT