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Turkey: Water cannon used against protesters in Diyarbakir as violence continues01:10

Turkey: Water cannon used against protesters in Diyarbakir as violence continues

Turkey, Diyarbakir
December 10, 2015 at 04:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Clashes continued to dog the south-eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, Thursday, as security forces attempted to quell demonstrations in the city’s Sur district following an army curfew on the area. The district was placed under curfew as security forces began a crackdown operation on supporters of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in the Kurdish majority city.

Law enforcement used water cannon and tear gas in a bid to disperse the protesters, as demonstrations and violence continue to mount in Turkey’s south east.

Hundreds of demonstrators have mobilised against the killings of Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist Tahir Elci on November 28 and the subsequent curfew, which is in its ninth day now. The death toll during clashes in Turkey’s south-east in 2015 has reached 523, following the ongoing violence between Turkish security forces and Kurdish supporters and resistance groups. An estimated 171 Turkish security forces personnel, 195 militants, and 157 civilians were killed between January 1 and December 5 2015, according to statistics published by the Human Rights Association (İHD) and the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV).

Turkey: Water cannon used against protesters in Diyarbakir as violence continues01:10
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Clashes continued to dog the south-eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, Thursday, as security forces attempted to quell demonstrations in the city’s Sur district following an army curfew on the area. The district was placed under curfew as security forces began a crackdown operation on supporters of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in the Kurdish majority city.

Law enforcement used water cannon and tear gas in a bid to disperse the protesters, as demonstrations and violence continue to mount in Turkey’s south east.

Hundreds of demonstrators have mobilised against the killings of Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist Tahir Elci on November 28 and the subsequent curfew, which is in its ninth day now. The death toll during clashes in Turkey’s south-east in 2015 has reached 523, following the ongoing violence between Turkish security forces and Kurdish supporters and resistance groups. An estimated 171 Turkish security forces personnel, 195 militants, and 157 civilians were killed between January 1 and December 5 2015, according to statistics published by the Human Rights Association (İHD) and the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV).

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