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Turkish Kurds Flee To Refugee Camp

Mon., March 27, 1995

Some 1,700 Turkish Kurds fleeing Turkey’s advancing army trudged through the hills of northern Iraq to this refugee camp, where they were greeted Sunday with fresh bread and clean tents.

Many of the refugees were moving south for the second time in less than a year in hopes of escaping Turkish forces battling guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers Party, known as the PKK.

They traveled from the border area in a United Nations convoy meant to protect them from the week-old Turkish assault.

The new arrivals, mostly women and children, piled out of buses and collected pans, blankets, livestock and clucking fowl from about 30 trucks.

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