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The State

A group of Turkish Kurds held four employees of Turkish Airlines hostage for six hours at the firm’s Paris office before releasing the hostages and surrendering to police. The Kurds surrendered after their only demand, an opportunity to meet with reporters, was met. They told reporters they wanted to alert the public to the predicament of 1,500 Kurds who they say are on a hunger strike in Turkish jails. Meanwhile, police arrested 50 Kurds illegally demonstrating outside a Paris hotel where Turkish Prime Minister Turgut Ozal was staying during a three-day visit.


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