Scene In Turkey For 13 years, the Turkish security forces have been fighting the separatist guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers Party or PKK in southeast Turkey. Thousands of people have died, hundreds of people have disappeared, thousands of villages have been destroyed, thousands of Kurds have become refugees. The coming of Spring is the time when Kurds celebrate the New Year. This year, Chris Nuttall reports, the Turkish government is trying to win the hearts and minds of the Kurds.
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For 13 years, the Turkish security forces have been fighting the separatist guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers Party or PKK in southeast Turkey. Thousands of people have died, hundreds of people have disappeared, thousands of villages have been destroyed, thousands of Kurds have become refugees. The coming of Spring is the time when Kurds celebrate the New Year. This year, Chris Nuttall reports, the Turkish government is trying to win the hearts and minds of the Kurds.