One killed in clashes in Turkey's south-east

Protesters clashed with Turkish security forces following the death of two protesters in the Diyarbakir province last week.

One killed in clashes in Turkey's south-east

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least one person died in Turkey’s southern province Adana on Sunday during a protest against the killing of two protesters during a protest against the construction of a military outpost in the southeastern Lice district of Diyarbakir last week.

Officials said the person died after an improvised explosive device exploded in his hand.

Riot police intervened with water cannon and tear gas during the protests and the protesters responded with fireworks, stones and molotov cocktails.

Special operations forces arrived at the scene after some masked people opened fire.

Two protesters had died when security forces intervened in the demonstration held by a pro-Kurdish group that attempted to block the road between Diyarbakir and Bingol provinces, hurling hand-made grenades and stones at security forces on June 7.

Abdulbaki Akdemir, 50, and Ramazan Baran, 24, died when security forces retaliated against some masked members of the group, fuelling further protests amongst the Kurdish people.

Last Mod: 16 Haziran 2014, 12:35
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