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Turkey plans $12 billion infusion for Kurdish region

Turkey’s government is planning a broad series of investments worth as much as $12 billion in the country’s largely Kurdish southeast to create jobs and draw young men away from militancy, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday.The initiative is designed to drain support for the militant Kurdistan Workers’ Party by improving the lives of the impoverished Kurdish minority, Erdogan said in an interview. As part of the push, the government will dedicate a state television channel to Kurdish language broadcasting, a measure that Kurds in Turkey have sought for years. Full Story

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