Friday, November 25, 2005
Turkish police fake Kurdish bombing, killing one
Our gallant ally, Turkey
The scandal began on November 9 when an explosion tore through a bookshop in Turkey's most south-easterly town, Semdinli, killing one man. It was the 17th bomb attack in the remote Kurdish region in two months. The others remain unsolved, blamed on the Kurdish separatist PKK which declared war last summer after a five-year ceasefire.
This time local people caught the suspected bomber as he attempted to flee in a car with two other men. Investigations showed him to be a former PKK guerrilla turned informer. His two colleagues were members of Turkey's shadowy paramilitary police intelligence service, JIT.
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