October 25, 2012 3:47 PM

Inside Turkey’s Kurdish insurgency: No sex, no swearing, no Quran

Volunteers who join the Kurdish insurgency against Turkey must abandon Islamic religious practice and must forego “emotional ties” to anyone outside the group, as well as swear words and sex, or face trial and prison, according to a Syrian-born Kurd who defected from the group to Turkey over the summer.

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