Turkey Moving Towards Further Ethnic Polarization As More Soldiers Die

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The killings of 13 troops in Southeast Anatolia have led to angry protests and demonstrations across Turkey against the Kurds, with fears that the country is heading in the direction of more ethnic polarization. In recent days, a pro-Kurdish political party head office has been attacked with rocks and a Kurdish musician condemned for singing in her language. As tensions grow, analysts have criticized the media and politicians for making accusations as opposed to trying to solve the problem. Meanwhile, four more soldiers were killed over the weekend in fighting with PKK in a town in the southeastern Mardin province, according to security sources.