Three Kurdish women activists – including Sakine Cansiz, a co-founder of the militant nationalist PKK – have been found dead with gunshot wounds in a Kurdish information centre in Paris, BBC reports. The three women were last seen inside the information centre of the Kurdish institute on Wednesday afternoon and their bodies – all three bearing gunshot wounds – were found in the early hours on Thursday. French Interior Minister Manuel Valls has visited the information centre as members of the Kurdish community demonstrated outside. Vallis has said the killings were “intolerable”. The motive for the shootings is unclear. Some 40,000 people have died in the 25-year conflict between the Turkish state and the PKK. However, Turkey has recently begun talks with the jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, with the aim of persuading the group to disarm.]]>


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