Protests outside of Turkish courthouse

Turkish police have dispersed protestors gathered outside of an Ankara courthouse.

Protests outside of Turkish courthouse

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish police fired water cannon and teargas on Monday to break up a protest by around 2,000 people outside an Ankara court over the handling of the trial of a policeman accused of killing a demonstrator earlier this year.

A Reuters witness said police clashed with the crowd as it descended on the court entrance following a ruling that the accused officer could take part in court hearings via video link.

Officer Ahmet Sahbaz is accused of killing Ethem Sarisuluk, shot dead in June during a wave of nationwide anti-government demonstrations set off by a tough police response to a protest over the redevelopment of a park in Istanbul, in which a total of six people died, including a police officer.

The hearing was adjourned to Dec. 2, media reports said.

Last Mod: 28 Ekim 2013, 13:28
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