Thousands mourn Kurds killed in Paris

Thousands mourn Kurds killed in Paris
 

Tens of thousands of Kurds poured on to the streets of the Turkish city of Diyarbakir yesterday for the funeral of three activists killed in Paris.
The women, including a co-founder of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), died last week in execution-style shootings that many saw as an attempt to derail a nascent peace process between Ankara and the guerrillas after three decades of conflict. Hopes of an end to the war have grown in recent weeks after the government acknowledged it was talking to jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan.
Diyarbakir’s Baglar district, a PKK stronghold, drew... read more

 
18 January 2013 in World News, Views: 13
Source: Scotsman
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