Police clash with Kurdish protesters in Turkey

first_imgANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkish media reports say Kurdish demonstrators have clashed with police in several towns in southeastern Turkey during protests marking the 15th anniversary of the capture of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan.The Dogan news agency said riot police fired tear gas and water cannons on Saturday to disperse the protesters, some of whom responded by hurling stones, fireworks or fire bombs.A police vehicle caught fire in the town of Silopi, while a demonstrator was hurt by a fire bomb in Sirnak. Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement How men can have a healthy 2019 Top Stories center_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Men’s health affects baby’s health too The demonstrators were protesting Ocalan’s continued imprisonment. Ocalan was captured in Kenya in 1999 and returned to Turkey where he is serving a life term in prison.In 2012, Ocalan and Turkish authorities began talks aimed at ending a decades-long conflict with the autonomy-seeking Kurdish rebels.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top holiday drink recipeslast_img

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