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PLOT ‘Internal Feud’ Behind Kurdish Murders? Kurdish demonstrators in eastern France on Thursday. (Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty)

‘Internal Feud’ Behind Kurdish Murders?

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.

January 11, 2013 7:15 AM