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Turkey: Clashes erupt following vast 'anti-terror' operation in Istanbul02:34

Turkey: Clashes erupt following vast 'anti-terror' operation in Istanbul

Turkey, Istanbul
November 14, 2015 at 21:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Clashes erupted between Turkish authorities and protesters in the Kagithane district of Istanbul on Friday night, as hundreds of people protested against a series of 'counter-terror' operations carried out by the Turkish authorities.

The protesters hurled petrol bombs, fireworks and rocks at police officers who fired water cannon and tear gas at protesters from armoured vehicles. The protests continued on through the night.

Earlier on Thursday, clashes erupted in the Gazi district of Istanbul with one soldier and one police officer reportedly killed and five security forces injured. According to Turkish authorities, at least five members of the pro-Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and several members of the youth wing of the PKK, the Patriotic Revolutionist Youth Movement (YDG-H), were reportedly killed as a result of the 'counter-terror' operations.

Turkey: Clashes erupt following vast 'anti-terror' operation in Istanbul02:34
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Clashes erupted between Turkish authorities and protesters in the Kagithane district of Istanbul on Friday night, as hundreds of people protested against a series of 'counter-terror' operations carried out by the Turkish authorities.

The protesters hurled petrol bombs, fireworks and rocks at police officers who fired water cannon and tear gas at protesters from armoured vehicles. The protests continued on through the night.

Earlier on Thursday, clashes erupted in the Gazi district of Istanbul with one soldier and one police officer reportedly killed and five security forces injured. According to Turkish authorities, at least five members of the pro-Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and several members of the youth wing of the PKK, the Patriotic Revolutionist Youth Movement (YDG-H), were reportedly killed as a result of the 'counter-terror' operations.