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Media Turkey shoot/s


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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 12:55:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: Gunder Frank <agfrank@chass.utoronto.ca>
To: agf <agfrank@chass.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Media Turkey shoot/s

Turkey, a member of the US-led NATO alliance that is bombing Serbia with
the claimed aim of ending the oppression of the Kosovar people, is
viciously escalating its attacks on the Kurdish people within and without
its borders. While Turkey's war against the Kurds is every bit as brutal
and uncompromising as Serbia's against the Kosovars, the silence from
Washington and other NATO capitals  -  and the capitalist mass media  -
is deafening.

Around April 5, 15,000 Turkish troops and 2000 government "village
guards",stormed 15 kilometres into Iraq to hunt down fighters of the militant
Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The invaders linked up with troops of the
conservative Kurdistan Democratic Party, which rules Iraqi Kurdistan at
the behest of Washington. Ankara claimed it killed 44 PKK "terrorists" for the
loss of 10 soldiers.

In a related operation, 20,000 troops launched an offensive in the remote
mountainous regions of the eastern Turkish province of Tunceli, a
stronghold of the PKK. Fighting was also reported in Batman province.

                   ANDRE GUNDER FRANK
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            We have met the enemy, and it is US 

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