Turkey Kills Dozens of Kurds, World Shrugs

By Jeffrey Goldberg

Let's have a General Assembly debate about this:
 

ISTANBUL -- Hundreds of Turkish airstrikes and artillery assaults over the last week have killed at least 100 Kurdish separatists and injured more than 80, an army statement said Tuesday.

The airstrikes, aimed at militant bases, focused on the mountainous Qandil, Hakurk, Avasin-Basyan, Zap and Metina regions, the statement posted on the military headquarters' Web site said. 

 The Turkish military said its operations would continue.

I'd organize a flotilla in support of the Kurds, but I'm afraid no one would join. Perhaps the world believes the Turkish military when it claims that only Kurdish rebels have been killed. Of course, there's this bit of information to suggest that Turkey's surgical operation isn't so surgical:

Turkish authorities have not responded to reports from the Iraq's Kurdish authorities that a family of seven civilians was killed by an airstrike on Sunday.

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