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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Soner Cagaptay: Turkey's Kurdish Calculus - WSJ.com

Turkey's Kurdish Calculus
Ankara re-embraces its old allies in Washington, at the expense of Tehran and Damascus.


The Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, has made a bloody comeback in Turkey. According to a recent report by the International Crisis Group, PKK-related violence has killed some 700 people since the summer of 2011. This deadly toll recalls the horrors of the 1990s, when thousands of civilians were killed in PKK terror attacks and a brutal war in eastern Turkey between the government and Kurdish militants.

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