Turks, Kurds push for peace breakthrough despite new surge in violence

January 20, 2015 2:06 PM

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Turks, Kurds push for peace breakthrough despite new surge in violence

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - A spate of killings, a looming general election and war next door in Syria are complicating efforts to end the 30-year Kurdish insurgency in Turkey just as a breakthrough in peace talks looks close.

Jailed militant leader Abdullah Ocalan may call an end to his Kurdistan Workers Party's (PKK) armed struggle in Turkey by March, some close to the process say. But some also say unrest in the mainly Kurdish southeast suggests the PKK is flexing its muscles as it looks to stamp its authority in the r...

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