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Kurds Clash with Security Forces at Turkish Border

Image: Turkish and Syrian Kurds clash with Turkish security forces
Security forces fired tear gas on several hundred unarmed Turkish and Syrian Kurds and ordered them to disperse near the Syrian border on Friday. The protestors who assembled at the border managed to tear down the barbed-wire fence. Many, including pro-Kurdish politicians from Turkey, later gathered on a railway line on the Syrian side of the border, where security forces were initially reluctant to let them back in. MURAD SEZER / Reuters

Security forces fired tear gas on several hundred unarmed Turkish and Syrian Kurds and ordered them to disperse near the Syrian border on Friday. The protestors who assembled at the border managed to tear down the barbed-wire fence. Many, including pro-Kurdish politicians from Turkey, later gathered on a railway line on the Syrian side of the border, where security forces were initially reluctant to let them back in.