The killing of three Kurdish activists in Paris could affect the peace talks between the Turkish government and Kurdish rebels, writes The New York Times. See also the reports on the Iranian drug shortage, the rising stars of Israeli right-wing politics, and the latest on developments in Syria.
- The New York Times: Theories and motives abound in the killing of 3 Kurds in Paris (Dan Bilefsky, January 11)
"Many Kurdish rebels said they believed that Turkish nationalists were behind the killings. But there were competing suspicions. Some rebels speculated that Iran sponsored the attack as a way to destabilize Turkey, which has taken a stand against an Iranian ally, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. "