Turkish soldier slams government at slain brother's funeral

Funerals of soldiers killed by the PKK have been tightly controlled events attended by top officials and often broadcast live on televisionA Turkish soldier whose brother was killed in an attack by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants launched a stinging attack Sunday on the government’s “anti-terror” campaign at his funeral. Ali Alkan, a captain in the Turkish army, was killed Saturday in southeastern Sirnak province in an attack blamed on PKK rebels who have ripped up a 2013 ceasefire as the government presses a large-scale military operation.

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