Police fire tear gas and water cannon at protesters in streets of Istanbul in violent clashes following death of high-profile Kurdish lawyer
By Imogen Calderwood and Isabel Hunter For Mailonline
Police and protesters are clashing in violent skirmishes in the streets of Istanbul tonight, following the ‘assassination’ of a prominent lawyer and human rights defender today.
Tahir Elci, who was facing a prison term on charges of supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed in an attack in southeast Turkey which also killed at least one police officer.
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