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Kurdish Militant Attacks Escalate While Turkish Politicians Bicker

Sep 6, 2012 | Comments Off

Attacks by Kurdish separatists in Turkey are becoming bolder and more frequent, but the government and opposition political parties appear to be at a loss as to how to curb the violence.

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which launched its first attack against Turkey 28 years ago, kidnapped an elected member of the Turkish parliament for the first time on Aug. 12. Huseyin Aygun, a deputy from the chief opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), was released after 48 hours and a public outcry about the abduction.

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