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According to The New York Times News Service, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his fundamentalist "Justice and Development Party" have "dismissed demands such as constitutional recognition of their ethnic identity and a general amnesty for militants." Kurds are a little under one-fifth of the entire population of Turkey and are denied these and other basic rights to self-determination.
The Kurdish people are now awaiting the
international community to demand a full and impartial investigation of
this massacre carried out under international auspices and a United
Nations condemnation of this blatant attack on their territory and
rights, as they have recently in other parts of the world.