January 10, 2013

Who Killed the Kurds in Paris?

Chris Dickey & Tracy McNicoll, Daily Beast

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The execution-style killing of three Kurdish activists in the heart of Paris on Wednesday may threaten peace talks between the Turkish government and Kurdish rebels that have been decades in the making. It immediately evoked memories of past assassinations targeting Kurdish exiles in Europe in the 1980s, and provoked conspiracy theories as complex as any in the Middle East. But for the moment French authorities do not have any specific suspects in what Interior Minister Manuel Valls flatly described as “assassinations.”

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