‘Internal Feud’ Behind Kurdish Murders?

    A woman of Kurdish origin holds a frame with photos of three Kurdish women activists, Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan, Leyla Soylemez, killed yesterday in Paris, during a demonstration on January 10, 2013, in Strasbourg, eastern France. A co-founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and two other militants were found shot dead on January 10 in Paris, a day after Turkey and the jailed leader of the banned group were reported to have agreed on a peace plan to end a three-decade-old insurgency.  AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN        (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kurdish demonstrators in eastern France on Thursday. (Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty)

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that the three Kurdish activists found dead in Paris were killed because of an “internal feud.” Erdogan said the building where the execution-style murder is alleged to have taken place is guarded by coded lock, and “those three people opened it.” “No doubt they wouldn’t open it to people they didn’t know,” Erdogan said. Erdogan also suggested that the killings could have been intended to sabotage peace talks between Turkey and the PKK, the militant group the Kurdish activists worked for. Turkish activists have been linked to Kurdish deaths before, but those incidents were previously limited to within Turkey. French investigators have given no hint as to who is behind the murders.

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