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Violence Erupts in Istanbul After Teen's Death

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Image: Riot policemen shield themselves as fireworks thrown by protesters explode next to the statue of a bull, during an anti-government protest in Kadikoy
Riot policemen shield themselves as fireworks thrown by protesters explode next to the statue of a bull, during an anti-government protest in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul on March 11, 2014. Reuters

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Protesters clashed with police in cities across Turkey on Tuesday after the death of a 15-year-old boy who was hit in the head by a tear-gas canister during anti-government demonstrations last summer.

Berkin Elvan, then 14, got caught up in street battles in Istanbul between police and protesters on June 16 while going to buy bread for his family. He slipped into a coma and became a rallying point for government opponents, who held regular vigils at the hospital where he lay in intensive care.

— Reuters

Image: Riot police use water cannons to disperse people protesting the death of Berkin Elvan
Riot police use water cannons to disperse people protesting the death of Berkin Elvan, in Istanbul on March 11, 2014.Emrah Gurel / AP
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Fireworks are thrown by protesters against Turkish riot police in Istanbul on March 11.ERDEM SAHIN / EPA

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