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Amnesty accuses Turkey of 'collective punishment' in Kurdish southeast

A man walks along a road damaged in fighting between government troops and separatist PKK fighters, in the Kurdish town of Silopi, in southeastern Turkey, on January 19, 2016Turkey security forces are subjecting residents of Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkey to “collective punishment” with military operations backed by curfews, Amnesty International said on Thursday, accusing the army of “recklessly” using excessive force. Turkey has imposed successive curfews over the last months in towns in the southeast to back military operations aiming to crush militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

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