PKK co-founder Sakine Cansiz (undated file photo)
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Kurdish activist women 'executed' in Paris

10 January 2013 Last updated at 18:00 GMT

Three Kurdish women activists - including a co-founder of the militant nationalist PKK - have been found dead with gunshot wounds in a Kurdish information centre in Paris.

The bodies of Sakine Cansiz and two others were found on Thursday.

The motive for the shootings is unclear. Some 40,000 people have died in the 25-year conflict between the Turkish state and the PKK.

The BBC's Christian Fraser explained what is known about the shootings.