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Turkey: Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at PKK supporters in Istanbul01:41

Turkey: Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at PKK supporters in Istanbul

Turkey, Istanbul
December 5, 2015 at 09:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Turkish riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at a gathering of supporters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in front of the Aksaray metro station in Istanbul, Saturday.

People's Democratic Party (HDP) Deputy Pervin Buldan was among the group of protesters, who were chanting slogans on behalf of the founder of the outlawed PKK, Abdullah Ocalan. Multiple arrests were made, while a lot of protesters ran into allies to hide. Two anti-riot water cannons were deployed to the area.

Tensions between Turkish police and pro-Kurdish protesters continue to rise after authorities imposed a military curfew on Kurdish towns and established checkpoints in their vicinity. After President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's re-election in November, he announced that military operations against the PKK were set to continue.

Turkey: Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at PKK supporters in Istanbul01:41
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Turkish riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at a gathering of supporters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in front of the Aksaray metro station in Istanbul, Saturday.

People's Democratic Party (HDP) Deputy Pervin Buldan was among the group of protesters, who were chanting slogans on behalf of the founder of the outlawed PKK, Abdullah Ocalan. Multiple arrests were made, while a lot of protesters ran into allies to hide. Two anti-riot water cannons were deployed to the area.

Tensions between Turkish police and pro-Kurdish protesters continue to rise after authorities imposed a military curfew on Kurdish towns and established checkpoints in their vicinity. After President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's re-election in November, he announced that military operations against the PKK were set to continue.

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