turf war

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a bitter struggle for territory or power or control or rights

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Old Bailey Judge John Bevan QC said as he sentenced them: "The use of the streets of this city for fighting a Medieval turf war using hired hands as hitmen is as intolerable as it is unacceptable.
Although the exact reason for the shooting was unclear, it was connected to a drug-dealing turf war.
The fierce turf war in Lyari, especially in Karachi, prompted the authorities to launch an operation this September.
Bernard Garner, director general of transport group Nexus, summed it up so well: "If these bus company managers had spent more time on the quality of service they offered passengers, and less time bouncing between turf wars and secret deals, then the region might have a better bus service.
This turf war was part of the reason why the NDC behaved so wildly, going public with the secret meeting.
Turf War looks the stronger of the Hourigan pair as he heads into the beginners' chase looking to build on a creditable fourth to Tribes And Banner in a similar event at Tipperary last month.
He had big plans to recapture the lost Congress space in the state but his efforts came to a naught because of the turf war between Sharma and Tytler that began a few months ago.
Whether these integral lights will be manufactured by our industry or the furniture and other construction material providers is a turf war yet unresolved.
A TURF war between rival drug gangs could be behind shootings in Huddersfield.
A TURF war has broken out in Swaziland over players planting lucky charms under the national stadium's turf.
It looked as though defeat was likely when Turf War ranged alongside and headed him at the second last, but the winner showed plenty of resolution as he battled back to lead at the last and win going away.
Chris Murphy for the defence said: "The weighted sock was in the van because some while back there had been a turf war on his round in the Wrexhamarea.
Thus, Timothy Lynch's Turf War clearly points toward its case study of the north of Ireland, while allegorically referring to the attempts by President Bill Clinton's White House (especially the National Security Council [NSC] staff) to increase its influence or control over the State Department's sphere of authority.
TOKYO - Japan's two major crime syndicates reconciled with each other over a turf war in Tokyo on Thursday, days after the killing of a senior member in one gang provoked what are believed to have been retaliatory shootings against a rival group's offices, investigative sources said.
The United States Congress on 29 September approved legislation that will repeal the 1979 Wright Amendment and end a Texas turf war between American Airlines and Southwest Airlines.