Turkey Kurds

October 23, 2011 - 10:11 PM
Yeter Eroglu holds a photograph of her son, Murat Eroglu, 22, a Turkish soldier killed by Kurdish rebels as she joins thousands of high school students marching in the streets of the Turkish capital, Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 to denounce the killing of 24 soldiers by Kurdish rebels. About 10,000 elite Turkish soldiers were taking part in a ground offensive against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey and across the border in Iraq on Thursday, making it the nation's largest attack on the insurgents in more than three years, the military said. The offensive began Wednesday after Kurdish rebels carried out raids near the Turkey-Iraq border that killed 24 Turkish soldiers and wounded 18, the insurgents' deadliest one-day attacks against the military since the mid-1990s.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)