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Turkey: Clashes break out in Diyarbakir over thousands of suspended teachers02:00

Turkey: Clashes break out in Diyarbakir over thousands of suspended teachers

Turkey, Diyarbakir
September 9, 2016 at 18:27 GMT -00:00 · Published

Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a crowd of hundreds decrying the suspension of more than 11,000 teachers over alleged links to a militant Kurdish group, in the city of Diyarbakir, Friday.

Some 200 protesters, including affected teachers, picketed the city’s education directorate while chanting slogans against the suspension which mostly affected teachers from the Kurdish-majority southeast region. At least 30 protesters were reportedly arrested by police.

Turkey: Clashes break out in Diyarbakir over thousands of suspended teachers02:00
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Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a crowd of hundreds decrying the suspension of more than 11,000 teachers over alleged links to a militant Kurdish group, in the city of Diyarbakir, Friday.

Some 200 protesters, including affected teachers, picketed the city’s education directorate while chanting slogans against the suspension which mostly affected teachers from the Kurdish-majority southeast region. At least 30 protesters were reportedly arrested by police.

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