A man cries as he holds a Turkish flag during a demostration against the Kurdish Worker Party (PKK) on September 7, 2015 in Istanbul.AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE
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Turkish forces crossed into northern Iraq to pursue Kurdish militants Tuesday after the deadliest rebel attacks in years left dozens dead as the decadeslong conflict escalated.Thirteen Turkish police were killed Tuesday in a new attack by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants as violence in the east threatened to spiral out of control.That attack came two days after 16 Turkish soldiers were killed in a twin roadside bomb attack in Daglica in the southeastern Hakkari region, the army said, in the deadliest strike on troops in months.The group has hit back, killing dozens of Turkish police and soldiers in almost daily attacks, with the bloodier attacks marking a new intensification of the conflict.One policeman was killed in the Tunceli region of eastern Turkey in another attack blamed on the PKK, Turkish television said.
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