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Prominent Kurdish Lawyer Killed in Turkey

A top Kurdish lawyer was shot dead after unknown attackers opened fire in a mainly Kurdish province in southeastern Turkey. Witnesses said the assailants opened fire on Tahir Elci and other activists Saturday during a press statement to a gathering in the province of Diyarbakir.  The shooting triggered a firefight between Kurdish rebels and security forces. Hospital sources said Elci died of gunshot wounds to the head. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed Elci's...

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