Turkey Clashes Leave One Dead
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A 22-year-old man was killed in southern Turkey after fresh protests over a teenager left in a coma during anti-government demonstrations in June.
The man died after being hit in the head by a tear gas canister during clashes between police and protesters in the southeastern city of Antakya near the Syrian border, said the Dogan news agency.
Clashes also erupted in Istanbul, as police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse demonstrators, mostly masked members of far-left groups, who threw rocks and Molotov cocktails and erected barricades.
The demonstrators were protesting over Berkin Elvan, a teenager who in June was hit by a tear gas canister in the head in Istanbul after he left his parents’ house to buy some bread as violent demonstrations swept the city, AFP reported.
Since those June protests against the government of Prime Minister Recept Tayyip Erdogan, pockets of unrest have occasionally flared across the country.