Turkey: Kurdish rebels blamed for car bomb attack

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The Independent Online

At least seven people were killed and dozens wounded when a car bomb, believed to have been planted by Kurdish separatists, exploded in the south-eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep, near the Syrian border, yesterday.

There was no claim of responsibility but south-eastern Turkey has seen frequent attacks by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The violence is a headache for Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as he seeks to limit the impact of the conflict in Syria, where the PKK is exerting authority in some border areas.