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Kurdish Rebels Using European Bases

The recent Dutch raid against a suspected military training camp used by Turkish Kurdish rebels is the largest crackdown against the group in Europe, which has become a base for autonomy-seeking militants to collect money, recruit and train, authorities say. Turkey has long demanded that European Union nations move against the rebel group, whose sympathizers run a satellite TV station in Denmark and collect funds — hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, say Turkish officials — in many major European cities where Kurds live. The Kurdish rebel’s main military bases are in the Qandil mountains in northern Iraq and Turkey is also urging the United States to close those outposts – by force if necessary.Full Story

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