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Turkey: Clashes ERUPT in Kayseri over police sentences for Gezi death01:23

Turkey: Clashes ERUPT in Kayseri over police sentences for Gezi death

Turkey, Kayseri
January 21, 2015 at 09:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Riot police fired tear gas and clashed with protesters in the central Anatolian city of Kayseri on Wednesday, during a demonstration over the sentencing of two police officers for the death of a 19-year-old Gezi protester in 2013.

The demonstration occurred after a Kayseri court sentenced the two officers to 10 years in prison, considered to be too lenient by protesters. Breaking through metal barriers close to the courthouse, protesters threw missiles at the police cordon and struck officers with flags. Riot police responded by firing tear gas at the crowd.

Two other officers were acquitted in the trial, with another four civilians sentenced to prison stretches ranging between three to six years. The protester Ali Ismail Korkmaz was beaten to death during clashes between police and demonstrators during the Gezi protests in the south-east of Istanbul. The trial was moved from Istanbul to Kayseri due to fears of violent protests.

Turkey: Clashes ERUPT in Kayseri over police sentences for Gezi death01:23
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Riot police fired tear gas and clashed with protesters in the central Anatolian city of Kayseri on Wednesday, during a demonstration over the sentencing of two police officers for the death of a 19-year-old Gezi protester in 2013.

The demonstration occurred after a Kayseri court sentenced the two officers to 10 years in prison, considered to be too lenient by protesters. Breaking through metal barriers close to the courthouse, protesters threw missiles at the police cordon and struck officers with flags. Riot police responded by firing tear gas at the crowd.

Two other officers were acquitted in the trial, with another four civilians sentenced to prison stretches ranging between three to six years. The protester Ali Ismail Korkmaz was beaten to death during clashes between police and demonstrators during the Gezi protests in the south-east of Istanbul. The trial was moved from Istanbul to Kayseri due to fears of violent protests.

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