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Tough talks on Turkey against a bloody backdrop

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A blast ripped through a village in the south east on Thursday evening. Officials say four Kurdish rebels were killed while loading explosives onto a truck.
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Dozens more people wounded. The site the morning after, a massive crater. Forensic experts are searching for evidence.
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iday also bringing a surge in violence in the region, media and military reporting 8 Turkish soldiers and 21 Kurdish militants have died in early clashes.
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e latest attacks come during tough talks between Turkey and the EU. The two parties at an impasse over Turkey's terrorism laws. Brussels wants Turkey to narrow its definition of terrorism, as a condition for giving Turks visa-free travel through Europe. But Turkey won't do it, on Friday calling it a potential Achilles' heel.
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Reuter's Dave Dollins, in Turkey.>> This constant staccato of explosions of violence certainly, for Turkey, is the defining reason that it will not budge in this argument. Both sides have been digging their heels in for some days now, but the comments today from Volkan Bozkir and some of the strongest yet.
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And they show no sign of change from the Turkish side. He has firmly put the ball back in Europe's court.>> The entire migrant deal now in jeopardy.