Turkey condemns Syria-linked violence sweeping Kurdish areas

October 10, 2014 12:58 PM

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ISTANBUL/MURSITPINAR (Reuters) - Turkish officials on Friday angrily condemned a wave of unrest in which two police officers were gunned down and Kurds angry over a siege by Islamist militants on their ethnic kin in Syria clashed with security forces and radical Islamists.

Intense fighting raged in the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani, where a three-week-old assault by Islamic State fighters has infuriated many of neighbouring Turkey's 15 million Kurds, who want Ankara to intervene militarily.

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