"Kurdish issue frays Ankara's ties with U.S.
By Nicholas Birch
The Washington Times
Published July 29, 2005
SEYYED SADIQ, Iraq -- Battered during the U.S.-led war on Iraq, Turkey's 50-year alliance with Washington now faces a potentially far more serious crisis, this time from resurgent Kurdish separatism.
Members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have been fighting Turkish forces in southeastern Turkey since June 2004, five years after their 15-year war against the Turkish state ended in defeat. "
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