Turkey: Clashes During Protests

People ♦ Published: September 12, 2013; 11:35 ♦ (Vindobona)

In several Turkish cities, the police violently dispersed protest movements and used tear gas and water cannons. The latest wave of protests was triggered by the death of a 22-year-old young man.

Turkey: Clashes During Protests / Picture: © Vindobona.org

On Wednesday evening the Turkish police took extreme action against demonstrators. Turkish media reported about protests in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Antakya, among others. On Monday, under circumstances that are still unclear, a protester lost his life. The death of a 22-year-old man has triggered protests against the conservative-islamic government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip…