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Turkey calls on France to solve Kurdish killings; slams Hollande for meeting activist

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    A woman hold pictures of three murdered female Kurdish activists during a demonstration of Kurdish organizations in Hamburg, northern Germany, Jan. 11, 2013. The demonstration took place because of the shooting of three female Kurdish activists in Paris, Jan. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa, Axel Heimken)The Associated Press

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    Kurds gathering outside the Kurdish culture center in Paris, holding pictures of the killed kurdish activists found killed Thursday in the French capital, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Turkey's prime minister suggested Friday that a feud among Kurdish rebels was behind the shooting deaths of three Kurdish activists in Paris, and the rebels said it was an attempt to undermine peace talks that their jailed leader is holding with Turkey. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)The Associated Press

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    Kurds mourn next to a table cover by flowers and pictures of the three Kurdish activist killed Thursday in the French capital and their leader Abdullah Ocalan in Paris, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Turkey's prime minister suggested Friday that a feud among Kurdish rebels was behind the shooting deaths of three Kurdish activists in Paris, and the rebels said it was an attempt to undermine peace talks that their jailed leader is holding with Turkey. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)The Associated Press

Turkey's prime minister has called on France to immediately shed light on the slayings of three Kurdish rebel activists in Paris.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday also criticized French President Francois Hollande — who has said he knew one of the women — saying he should explain "to the world" why he had met with "terrorists" wanted by Turkey.

The three, including the founding member of the autonomy-seeking Kurdish rebel group, the PKK, were found shot dead on Thursday at a time when their jailed leader is holding peace talks with Turkey.

Turkey and its allies have labeled the group a terrorist organization. But Turkey frequently accuses France and other European nations of failing to cooperate against the rebel group.