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Protests in Turkey: Dispatch Two

The protests surrounding the death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvin continue in Instabul

On March 12th more than 100,000 people gathered in Istanbul to march in a funeral procession for a teenage boy killed by a police tear gas canister. The burial itself was peaceful, but, as night fell, violent clashes between police and groups of protesters broke out across the city. The latest unrest has raised tensions in a deeply divided society ahead of local elections scheduled for later this month.


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