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The Guardian: Man shot dead at funeral as police and protesters clash in Istanbul

Berkin Elvan funeral

Local residents in Okmeydani – a predominantly Alevi neighbourhood – spoke of a recent increase in clashes between the police and protesters. “There is teargas almost every night,” one resident said. “We have given up on using gardens and balconies, but often we cannot even find peace inside our homes.” A man died after being shot and critically injured while attending a [...] → Read the full article…