New Targets, Old Conflicts

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NO RETREAT: A P.K.K. militiaman at one of the group's mountain camps in northern Iraq

When four consecutive bombs shook two of Turkey's sun-drenched Mediterranean coastal resorts last week, it was, quite literally, a blast from the past. Turkish authorities attributed the strikes, which left at least three dead and dozens injured (including 10 British tourists), to the [an error occurred while processing this directive] Kurdistan Workers' Party (p.k.k.), a Kurdish separatist group that reached the height of its power some two decades ago.

If it is responsible, the p.k.k. is back with an ominous bang. Once one of Turkey's most potent...

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