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Clashes erupt in Turkey over deadly air strikes

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Clashes erupt in Turkey over deadly air strikes


Turkey’s deadly air strikes sparked disturbances in the country’s restive mainly Kurdish southeast.

As youths and police clashed, Kurdish activists denounced what they labelled a war crime, calling for Turkey to be judged under international law.

A PKK commander urged Kurds to rise up after what he called an organised and planned massacre.

The deaths threaten to ignite more violence from the PKK itself, regarded as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the EU and the US. The group has been fighting for an ethnic Kurdish homeland in a conflict that has claimed some 40,000 lives.

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