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Kobane siege triggers clashes in Turkey's Kurdish southeast

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People dance as they celebrate in Diyarbakir after Kurdish forces took full control of the Syrian town of Kobane
People dance as they celebrate in Diyarbakir after Kurdish forces took full control of the Syrian town of Kobane Reuters/Sertac Kayar
By: Dorian Jones
4 min

The siege of the mainly Kurdish city of Kobane in Syria by the armed group which calls itself Islamic State, was the trigger in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast for deadly confrontations between Islamist and Nationalist Kurds. RFI reports from the region's main city Diyarbakir which suffered the bloodiest clashes. 

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