Anti-Turkish rallies erupted around the funerals of three members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) assassinated in Paris last week. Reuters describes the execution-style killings as having been aimed at "derail[ing] a nascent peace process" between Ankara and the PKK, though other analysts have not discounted the possibility that Turkish security officials were trying to settle scores before a peace deal made further operations untenable. In another sign that any peace deal is still in its earliest phases, this week Turkish warplanes invaded Iraqi airspace and bombed PKK targets in the neighboring country's north.
Anti-Turkish Rallies Erupt Around Funerals Of Slain PKK Members
UPDATED 7:20 AM EST, January 17, 2013