Kurdish rebels on Sunday warned of retaliation over the deaths of three Kurdish protesters shot by Turkish police.
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) said in a statement carried by Kurdish news agency Firat "the government should know that these attacks and killings eliminate the non-conflict environment and give guerrilla forces the right to reprisal".
Two protesters were killed last Friday in clashes with police in the Yuksekova district of Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkey. The unrest was sparked by claims that Kurdish rebel cemeteries had been destroyed, an allegation denied by Turkish authorities. A third Kurdish protester, who was seriously wounded during the clashes, died of his injuries in hospital on Wednesday.
The violence led to demonstrations in several towns as well as Turkey's biggest city Istanbul , causing the injury of four policemen in the Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir alone, and the arrest of at least 22 protesters .