How Will Turkey Respond to Growing Rebel Violence? ; Next Month the European Union Will Hear a Progress Report on Turkish Membership, with a Final Vote Due in December
Yigal Schleifer Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
The ambushing of Turkish forces by Kurdish guerrillas. Bombings of hotels in Istanbul. The evacuation of a village in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeast. This may sound like a recounting of events in the bloody 15-year war fought in the 1980s and '90s between Turkey and the separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). But, in fact, it is the story of the past few months.
While the fighting is nowhere near the levels reached during the previous conflict, when more than 30,000 lost their lives, the potential of Kurdish-related violence once again appears to be looming in Turkey. How Turkey responds will not only have profound implications for life in the country's …
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Publication information: Article title: How Will Turkey Respond to Growing Rebel Violence? ; Next Month the European Union Will Hear a Progress Report on Turkish Membership, with a Final Vote Due in December. Contributors: Yigal Schleifer Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 22, 2004. Page number: 7. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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