Turkey's Kurdish Calculus
Wall Street Journal
September 25, 2012
Ankara is re-embracing 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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