Turkish air strikes on Kurdish Iraqi bases, crackdown on Turkish Kurds

Turkish security forces backed by helicopters imposed a curfew Tuesday on Kurdish neighborhoods in the southeastern town of Silvan after a civilian was shot in the town during Kurdish protests in the region against the ruling party’s election victory. Turkish air strikes Monday in northern Iraq targeted shelters and weapons stores used by the PKK, the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party. The reelected AK Party and its leader President Tayyip Erdogan are clearly determined to continue their anti-Kurdish crackdown.

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