Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militants on the front line in Makhmur August 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Azad Lashkari)
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A Kurdish protester was shot dead and two others were wounded in southeastern Turkey Tuesday in clashes with security forces dismantling a statue of a prominent Kurdish militant, a local rights group said.The protesters in the Lice district of Diyarbakir, the main regional city, were trying to stop authorities from demolishing the statue of Mahsum Korkmaz, the first field commander of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant group.The PKK, considered a terrorist group by Ankara, the European Union and the United States, waged a three-decade insurgency against Turkey to push greater Kurdish rights but hostilities have largely died down since a March 2013 cease-fire.
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