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Jan 17

Kurdish activists' bodies returned to Turkey

Turkey debates the deaths of three Kurdish women killed in Paris.
A woman mourns the deaths of three Kurdish activists who were found dead on January 11.
A woman mourns the deaths of three Kurdish activists who were found dead on January 11. Photo from @Feleknasuca [Twitter].


Social media users were gripped by the return of three Kurdish activists' bodies to Turkey on Wednesday. The three women, including a co-founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), were found in Paris on January 11 in what French police say appeared to be an execution. The attack overshadowed fragile peace negotiations between Turkey and the PKK.

Supporters of the activists greeted the bodies in Istanbul, with some tweeting photos from the airport.
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