But as it turns out in this story, they are saying it appeared that the target was Ms. Cansiz and the other two women were collateral damage so to speak.
Ms. Cansiz, it was said by authorities, had been under surveillance by the French police for months before this happened, and was rarely if ever seen in public.
The P.K.K. has been fighting the Turkish authorities for almost three decades to demand greater autonomy. The conflict, in which an estimated 40,000 people have been killed, is fueled by competing notions of national identity that are rooted in the founding of modern Turkey on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in 1923. Kurds account for about 15 million of Turkey’s 74 million people.
What do you think ATS?
The P.K.K. is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the UN, NATO, EU, basically the whole west. Wouldn't the head of P.K.K. be a target for some of these various groups?
Why would Cansiz be the main target? Has anyone ever heard of this woman before?
Weird story either way... but do we have any members from France that have heard more about this?
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