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Turkey: Clashes erupt in Istanbul after Kurdish fighter Aziz Guler's funeral01:00

Turkey: Clashes erupt in Istanbul after Kurdish fighter Aziz Guler's funeral

Turkey, Istanbul
November 23, 2015 at 05:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police unleashed water cannon on protesters in the Gazi district of Istanbul, Sunday, after clashes erupted following Aziz Guler's funeral in Gazi district of Istanbul on Sunday. Aziz Guler was killed in September whilst fighting against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) forces in Rojava, Syria.

Guler was the Rojava commander of the United Freedom Forces (BOG) that was fighting IS militants alongside Kurdish YPG/YPJ forces in the largely Kurdish regions of northern Syria. He died in Rojava on 21 September 2015 after stepping on a land mine. Guler's family were waiting for nearly two months to bury his body in Istanbul after Turkish authorities refused to admit his remains to the country due to his work with Kurdish militant groups.

Turkey: Clashes erupt in Istanbul after Kurdish fighter Aziz Guler's funeral01:00
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Police unleashed water cannon on protesters in the Gazi district of Istanbul, Sunday, after clashes erupted following Aziz Guler's funeral in Gazi district of Istanbul on Sunday. Aziz Guler was killed in September whilst fighting against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) forces in Rojava, Syria.

Guler was the Rojava commander of the United Freedom Forces (BOG) that was fighting IS militants alongside Kurdish YPG/YPJ forces in the largely Kurdish regions of northern Syria. He died in Rojava on 21 September 2015 after stepping on a land mine. Guler's family were waiting for nearly two months to bury his body in Istanbul after Turkish authorities refused to admit his remains to the country due to his work with Kurdish militant groups.

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