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Kurdish Rebels Step up Offensive in Turkey

August was a bloody month for Turkish security forces, being targeted by the Kurdish rebel group the PKK with a series of powerful truck bombs. The attacks that killed dozens and injured many more were across Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeast. The Turkish armed forces are seen as being in disarray after a failed coup in July. Observers say the Kurdish rebel leaders see an opportunity to press home an advantage in the decades-long battle for greater minority rights. The...

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