2008 Photo Contest, People in the News, 1st prize

Philippe Dudouit


01 January, 2007

The conflict between Turkish authorities and militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has lasted decades and cost over 30,000 lives. The PKK are calling for an independent Kurdish state. More than half the world's Kurds live in the southeastern part of Turkey, near the border with Iraq. In 2007 Turkey accused the PKK of launching attacks from bases in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq and threatened retaliatory strikes. Turkey, together with the USA and the European Union, has designated the PKK a terrorist organization.

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Philippe Dudouit

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