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Ali Mohammadian noticed his pupil was being bullied, and shaved his head to show his support

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Letter: Futile for Kurds to follow Ocalan

I DISAGREE with Joan Smith ("The case of Ocalan is our case too", 28 February). One has to remember that the PKK represents the PKK and not all Kurds. The Kurds are a group fragmented not only by the different countries in which they find themselves but also by ideological, tribal and clan differences. In fact, it is arguable if they are a nation at all.

Turkey's pounds 56m aid to Kurd region

Turkey's pounds 56m aid to Kurd region

The e-mail revolution

International action is here: last week's outpouring of Kurdish anger owed almost everything to the internet and satellite TV

Kurdistan is alive and well on TV

THEY CALL it the "Little Nation". Crowded into community centres, sipping endless cups of sweet, black tea, young Kurds are fired with fervour by the images portrayed on the Kurdish satellite TV station, MED- TV.

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AS THOUSANDS of Turkish troops poured into neighbouring Iraq to hunt Kurdish rebels yesterday, Turkish television showed more humiliating video footage of the captured Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.

Letter: Kurds fight back

Sir: The use of your front cover photograph of 17 February, showing a young Kurdish protester ablaze in London, was possibly the most amoral piece of photojournalism I have ever seen.

Right of Reply: Ozdem Sanberk

The Turkish ambassador responds to criticism of the treatment of Kurds in his country

Kurd refused sanctuary all over Europe

LIKE A hijacker seeking a safe port, the Kurdish guerrilla leader Abdullah Ocalan was criss-crossing the airspace over Europe yesterday in an epic search for a place that he could at last call home.

Friday Book: Will the Kurds ever be a nation?

KURDISTAN: AFTER SUCH KNOWLEDGE, WHAT FORGIVENESS? BY JONATHAN C RANDAL, BLOOMSBURY, pounds 20

300,000 child soldiers in front line

ACROSS THE world, from Africa and Latin America to south Asia, at least 300,000 children - some of them aged little more than 10 - are actively serving as soldiers in combat, a new report from Amnesty International says today.

New deal on Kurd rebel leader

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