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PKK Taking it to the Cities?

As if the recent marked increase in clashes between Turkish forces and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) wasn't troubling enough, the roadside bombing today of a minibus in Istanbul carrying military personnel could present a very dangerous development.

The bombing took the life of four, including the 17-year-old daughter of an officer. According to the Turkish officials, the bomb was set off by remote control as it was passing by. A similar attack took place in Istanbul a few weeks ago, when a minibus carrying policemen was attacked by a roadside bomb.

In a speech in parliament, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected calls for reinstating emergency rule in the predominantly-Kurdish southeast of Turkey for the government to back off its "democratic initiative," aimed at ending the decades-old Kurdish problem.

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PKK Taking it to the Cities?

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