Clashes in Istanbul: Turks and Kurds kill each other
According to Business Week five Turkish policemen died while fighting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) as security forces carried out attacks against the group in southeastern mountains, Business Week quotes Turkish Anatolia news agency.
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The pro Kurdish Peace and democracy party or BDP requested permission to hold celebrations last Sunday. The government denied this request following the seizure of large amounts of explosives in several Turkish cities, which police say were being stored by the PKK for use during this year’s annual spring festival.
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