Tuesday, November 22, 2005

TURKEY: EFFORTS TO QUELL TENSION IN SOUTHEAST

Istanbul, 22 Nov. (AKI) - Members of the Human Rights Commission of the Turkish parliament have been visiting the troubled southeastern province of Hakkari, where six people have been killed and 36 injured in recent unrest. Violent protests have shaken the mainly-Kurdish populated Hakkari since the 9 November bombing in the town of Semdinli of a bookstore run by a former member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan also visited the towns of Semdinli and Yuksekova, on Monday, in a bid to restore calm.

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