Bullet Dodged In Turkey, But Kurdish Conflict Lingers
By: Peter Kenyon
November 25, 2012
A possible humanitarian crisis was averted recently when hundreds of Kurdish inmates called off a 68-day hunger strike. Talks over more rights for the Kurdish minority are promised, but longstanding grievances and heavy loss of life suggest that the Kurdish issue will continue to be a drag on Turkey's regional ambitions.
The Maryland Republican Congressman who moved to block a bill that would decriminalize marijuana in D.C. defended his actions and criticized the move to boycott businesses in his district, which includes popular tourist destination Ocean City.
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