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Kurdish activists' murder in Paris casts shadow over peace process in Turkey
The Guardian ^ | 10 Jan 2013 | Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Constanze Letsch in Istanbul

Posted on 01/10/2013 1:31:37 PM PST by BlackVeil

On a busy road near Gare du Nord station in Paris, sandwiched between a Bengali grocery and a mobile phone shop, the green door of number 147 rue Lafayette did not stand out. There was no plaque to advertise the first-floor office of the Kurdistan information centre, where three female Kurdish activists had met on Wednesday afternoon.

As their dead bodies were removed on stretchers on Thursday morning after what French authorities described as an execution-style killing ...

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TOPICS: Germany; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assassinations; europeanunion; france; germany; iran; iraq; kurdish; kurdistan; paris; russia; syria; turkey; waronterror
This could be the work of Turkish security forces or be the result of internal Kurdish feuding. Other motives are also possible.
1 posted on 01/10/2013 1:31:48 PM PST by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil
U.S. Department of State Designates PKK-Affiliated Terrorist Organization

It's likely that the newspaper employee failed to do more that name the PKK as the victim.

And just in case the newspaper employee suggested a tie between the PKK and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG)in Iraq.. no they are not partners.

Defiant Kurds to truck more crude to Turkey -- The KRG is growing more and more independent from Baghdad and getting closer to Ankara.

2 posted on 01/10/2013 1:48:48 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Thank you for those links - good background on the tangled history of Kurdish groups and interests.

3 posted on 01/10/2013 6:25:10 PM PST by BlackVeil
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks BlackVeil.

4 posted on 01/10/2013 8:15:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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