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Turkey’s largest Kurdish city, Diyarbakir, is at the center of a decades-long conflict between the state and Kurdish rebels fighting for autonomy. The city often sees clashes between young people and security forces. But one man has devoted his life to bringing hope and a way out of violence for the city’s youth through basketball. Dorian Jones, reporting for VOA, has the story.

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  1. Jan Van der Stockt

    November 14, 2012

    Dit zijn de ware helden…


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