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Turkish policep min istear gan is Kurdish protest
some commentators see the renewed protests as an attempt -- possibly by the pkk -- to politarize opinion ahead of the local elections .
the country's public prosecutors is asking the constitutional court to shut down the kurdish party on charges of fromenting separatism -- which could lead to the expulsion of eight dtp ministan workers .
police tear gas kurds amid turkey pm's tour turkish police used tear gas and water cannon on kurdish protesters demonstration staged against prime minister recep tayyip erdogan erdogan trying to drum up support ahead of elections var clickexpire = -1 ; from journalist andrew finkel .
dtp has tries to the secoutlawed kurdistan workers party (pkk) -- a separatist faction with rebels based in northern iraq that has been fighting for self-rule in southeastern turkey .