October 20, 2011

Turkey's Delicate Balance With the Kurds

The National, The National

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Turkish troops with air and artillery support crossed into Kurdish northern Iraq yesterday, in prompt retaliation for raids in the other direction that killed at least 24 Turkish soldiers and police and injured 18 more. The fighting will be hard on civilians on both sides of the border, but the bigger issue of how Turkey manages Kurdish militancy is vital to all Turks, and to many of their neighbours as well.

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