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JUN 04, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Turkish security forces, Kurds clash in southeast as protests widen

By Seyhmus Cakan DIYARBAKIR Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish security forces fired tear gas and water cannon in dawn operations on Wednesday against Kurdish demonstrators blocking highways in southeast Turkey, in an effort to end protests which have spread across the region over the last 12 days. The unrest presents a challenge for Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who hopes to win Kurdish support for his expected bid for Turkey's presidency in an August election. The protests also highlight the fragility of peace talks launched by Erdogan in 2012 with jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan that ... Read More

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