01/11/2013 03:28 EST | Updated 03/12/2013 05:12 EDT

Turkish PM: killing of 3 Kurdish activist in Paris seems like feud among Kurds

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish prime minister says "technical information" suggests that the killings of three Kurdish activists in Paris were the result of a feud among Kurdish rebels.

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

Kurds have accused Turkey for the slayings, while Turkish officials have suggested the killings may be part of an internal feud or an attempt to derail the talks.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday a Kurdish centre where the women died was protected by a coded lock. He said the women would not open the door to people they did not know or that the killer had the code.