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        12/24/2012, Tevet 11, 5773

      Turkey Accuses Iran of Backing Kurdish Rebels


      Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Shahin  accused Iran of providing refuge to a terror organization of Kurdish rebels, accusing Tehran of giving the rebels free reign to operate against the Turkish government from the safety of Iran.

      In an interview with the Turkish newspaper Today's Zaman, Shahin said: "Recently we have beared witness to the fact that the Kurdish terrorist organization has intensified its activities in Iran, while Iran is not giving much attention to security, especially in the border region."