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Tensions Rise in Turkey’s Kurdish Southeast

The death by stray bullet of a 3-year-old boy Friday brought to seven the number of fatalities in the deadliest week of urban unrest to roil Turkey’s Kurdish-populated southeast in more than a decade. The slaying in Batman, 50 miles to the east, followed three days of riots in Diyarbakir, the largest city in a region that had been slowly recovering from 20 years of guerrilla conflict. The fighting, which resumed sporadically two years ago after a pause of five years, takes place largely in remote mountains where Turkish soldiers engage lightly armed Kurdish guerrillas.Full Story

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