Turkish troops battle Kurdish rebels

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Series Details 15.9.12
Publication Date 15/09/2012
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Turkey sent thousands of troops into battle against Kurdish rebels in September 2012 as violence in the country’s most intractable dispute reached levels not seen for more than a decade and hope of a settlement faded.

While Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development party blamed the upsurge in violence on hostile foreign powers, Kurdish activists pointed to mass detentions that had put 8,000 people behind bars.

Related Links
ESO: Background information: Turkey: The PKK and a Kurdish Settlement http://www.europeansources.info/record/turkey-the-pkk-and-a-kurdish-settlement/
ESO: Background information: Kurd clashes with Turkish army escalate http://www.europeansources.info/record/kurd-clashes-with-turkish-army-escalate/
BBC News, 17.9.12: Turkey PM Erdogan says Kurdish PKK takes 500 casualties http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19624080
BBC News, 18.11.12: Kurdish prisoners end hunger strike after Ocalan appeal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20386073

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