Koerdische onrust in Zuidoost-Turkije

Protesters run from tear gas fired by riot police during a clash between Kurds and Turkish police in Diyarbakir on December 14, 2009. Riot police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse 10,000-strong crowd of demonstrators in Diyarbakir, the biggest city in the Kurdish-populated southeast, protesting a court-ordered ban of Turkey's main Kurdish party. The ban against the DTP undermined a government drive, launched in August, to expand the rights of Turkey's estimated 12 million Kurds more rights in the hope of ending the 25-year armed campaign by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) for self-rule. AFP PHOTO / STR AFP