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Turkey: Fierce clashes in Istanbul after funeral for dead youth01:14

Turkey: Fierce clashes in Istanbul after funeral for dead youth

Turkey, Istanbul
May 22, 2014 at 03:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Turkey: Fierce clashes in Istanbul after funeral for dead youth

Turkish police fired tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs and stones in the İstanbul district of Okmeydani on Thursday, leaving at least one person wounded.

The incident occurred after a group of people began chanting slogans about a youth who had died in previous clashes with police and about the Soma mine disaster. A funeral ceremony for the local youth was being held nearby at the time of the clashes.

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Turkey: Fierce clashes in Istanbul after funeral for dead youth

Turkish police fired tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs and stones in the İstanbul district of Okmeydani on Thursday, leaving at least one person wounded.

The incident occurred after a group of people began chanting slogans about a youth who had died in previous clashes with police and about the Soma mine disaster. A funeral ceremony for the local youth was being held nearby at the time of the clashes.

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