Turkey Plans To Disband CI Force
ANKARA [MENL] -- Turkey plans to disband a controversial counter-insurgency
militia accused of widespread abuse and corruption.
A government report has recommended the disbanding of the paramilitary
Village Guard, meant to fight the Kurdish insurgency in southeastern Turkey.
The guard, with 82,000 members in 22 provinces, has been mandated to monitor
and combat the Kurdish Workers Party, which contains a major presence along
the border with Iraq.