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Kurdish protests leave one dead

From Times Wire Reports

Hundreds of Kurdish protesters battled police in southeast Turkey, leaving a young demonstrator dead and dozens injured on the ninth anniversary of guerrilla leader Abdullah Ocalan’s capture.

The clashes took place in several towns across the Kurdish-dominated southeast. Demonstrators hurled rocks at police and smashed windows of shops that had opened for business, despite a call to join the protest. Police detained scores of demonstrators.

A boy died of head injuries in Cizre, near the Iraqi border, local governor Gokhan Azcan said.


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