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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.

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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.

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