Kurdish protest denouncing reforms turns into clashes in Turkey
Monday, October 07, 2013 - 00:54
Oct. 7 - A Kurdish protest denouncing a reform package announced by Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan turns into clashes. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Protests turn violent in Turkey as Kurdish demonstrators took to the streets to denounce a government reform package.
Last week, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan unveiled a series of reforms meant to revive a stalled Kurdish peace plan.
But there was little peace on the streets in southeast Turkey.
Peace talks began almost a year ago, and in March rebels called a halt to hostilities. The ceasefire had largely held.
But frustration is now spilling into the streets, for a peace plan that that cost Erdogan plenty of political capital.
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