By Blacklisted Dictator
June 20, 2010
Turkey has vowed to fight Kurdish rebels until they are "annihilated", after attacks killed 11 soldiers..
(The PKK began its armed struggle against the Turkish government in 1984, calling for a Kurdish homeland within Turkey. More than 40,000 people have been killed in the resulting conflict.
Last year, the Turkish government announced a new initiative to end the conflict and to address the grievances of the Kurdish minority, but it never produced the promised package of measures, and now appears to have abandoned the initiative, correspondents say.
The PKK is officially branded a terrorist organisation by the US and European Union.)