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Turkey: Molotov cocktails  fireworks fly as PKK youth clash with police01:03

Turkey: Molotov cocktails fireworks fly as PKK youth clash with police

Turkey, Istanbul
August 28, 2015 at 23:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Members from the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDGH), the youth branch of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), clashed with police in Istanbul's Gazi district, late Thursday night. The demonstrators took to the streets in support of the victims of the recent clashes between Turkish security forces and members of the PKK in the cities of Sirnak and Hakkari.

Protesters threw Molotov cocktails and fireworks and fired alarm guns towards police. Security forces responded with water cannon and tear gas.

Three civilians were killed and seven more people were injured, as PKK members clashed with Turkish security forces in the Yuksekova district of Hakkari on Wednesday, after authorities had announced a curfew. Three more civilians were killed in confrontations between PKK sympathisers and police in the Cizre district of Sirnak on Thursday.

Turkey: Molotov cocktails  fireworks fly as PKK youth clash with police01:03
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Members from the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDGH), the youth branch of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), clashed with police in Istanbul's Gazi district, late Thursday night. The demonstrators took to the streets in support of the victims of the recent clashes between Turkish security forces and members of the PKK in the cities of Sirnak and Hakkari.

Protesters threw Molotov cocktails and fireworks and fired alarm guns towards police. Security forces responded with water cannon and tear gas.

Three civilians were killed and seven more people were injured, as PKK members clashed with Turkish security forces in the Yuksekova district of Hakkari on Wednesday, after authorities had announced a curfew. Three more civilians were killed in confrontations between PKK sympathisers and police in the Cizre district of Sirnak on Thursday.