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Men reading newspapers in a cafe. Diyarbakir is the capital of the Kurdish south east of Turkey. More than 30,000 people were killed in the region during the 1980s and 1990s as the PKK (Kurdish Workers Party) fought for autonomy for the Turkish Kurds.  The Turkish authorities have recently brought in limited reforms allowing Kurdish language broadcasts on state television and radio but there is still a long way to go before the Kurds have equal status with the majority Turkish population.