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Turks March in Istanbul to Protest Kurdish Attacks

More than 1,000 people gathered in Istanbul Saturday to protest attacks by separatist Kurdish rebels in southeast Turkey.

Demonstrators walked silently through the streets of the capital carrying Turkish flags and banners calling for an end to terror.

The marchers were responding to a call by the Turkish military for mass opposition to the attacks by the Kurdistan Workers Party, known as the PKK.

The Turkish government, along with the United States and the European Union, consider the Kurdish group a terrorist organization.

The PKK has been fighting for autonomy since 1984 and an estimated 30-thousand people have died in the violence.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.