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Turkey: Violence erupts at pro-Kurdish demo in Istanbul after deadly Cizre raid01:45

Turkey: Violence erupts at pro-Kurdish demo in Istanbul after deadly Cizre raid

Turkey, Istanbul
February 8, 2016 at 19:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pro-Kurdish protesters clashed with police in Istanbul, Monday, after police attempted to disperse a demonstration on Galatasaray Square. The protest was directed against Turkey's most recent, deadly raid in Cizre, in which dozens of Turkish-Kurdish citizens were killed earlier in the day.

Security forces used water cannon and tear gas, forcing the protesters to seek shelter in to the side alleys of Beyoglu district. At least one protester was detained after being pulled to the ground by civil police officers.

Around 60 people have reportedly been killed in the basement of a building in the south eastern Kurdish town of Cizre during a military raid which was allegedly conducted to neutralise high-profile members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Turkey: Violence erupts at pro-Kurdish demo in Istanbul after deadly Cizre raid01:45
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Pro-Kurdish protesters clashed with police in Istanbul, Monday, after police attempted to disperse a demonstration on Galatasaray Square. The protest was directed against Turkey's most recent, deadly raid in Cizre, in which dozens of Turkish-Kurdish citizens were killed earlier in the day.

Security forces used water cannon and tear gas, forcing the protesters to seek shelter in to the side alleys of Beyoglu district. At least one protester was detained after being pulled to the ground by civil police officers.

Around 60 people have reportedly been killed in the basement of a building in the south eastern Kurdish town of Cizre during a military raid which was allegedly conducted to neutralise high-profile members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

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