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Turkey Moves to Broaden Kurdish Rights in EU Bid

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Turkey Moves to Broaden Kurdish Rights in EU Bid

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Turkey Moves to Broaden Kurdish Rights in EU Bid

Turkey Moves to Broaden Kurdish Rights in EU Bid

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Fighting surges between Kurdish separatists and Turkish security forces in southeast Turkey. The rise in violence coincides with recent Turkish reforms aimed at recognizing the cultural rights of Kurds, the country's largest ethnic minority — part of Turkey's bid to join the European Union. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.