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Foul play suspected in pro-Kurdish activist's murder in Turkey

A prominent Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist, Tahir Elci, was killed in Turkey over the weekend. He was shot, after a battle with police and after making a statement to journalists, where he called for an end to violence between the Turkish government and the Kurdish group the PKK. Elci had faced death threats after saying the PKK is not a terrorist organization. A curfew was imposed in the city where the killing took place, with police afraid Elci’s death could lead to more violence and unrest. Taner Akcam is a professor at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, joins us to discuss the implications of Elci’s killing. (Photo: Flickr/Eser Karadağ)

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