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Kurds Clash With Turkish Police

On 1 NOV 15 NEC-SE posted: Turkey set to return to single-party rule in boost for Erdogan

https://nec-se.com/2015/11/01/turkey-set-to-return-to-single-party-rule-in-boost-for-erdogan/

The WSJ article states:  ISTANBUL—Protesters clashed with police in southeast Turkey for the second day Wednesday, after several Kurdish parliamentary candidates were disqualified from June national-election ballots.

One demonstrator died in the violence, state-run news agency Anadolu Ajansi reported, escalating political tensions and forcing a top Kurdish politician to cancel a meeting with Turkey’s president.

At least one person was shot dead in clashes between Kurdish protesters and police in Bismil, sparked by a ban on a dozen prominent Kurdish politicians from running in upcoming elections. Video courtesy of Reuters and photo courtesy of AP.
According to officials at the Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party, or BDP, thousands of demonstrators fought with police in Diyarbakir, the largest city in Turkey’s Kurdish-dominated southeast.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704570704576274913170081304

http://www.wsj.com/video/kurds-clash-with-police-in-turkey/FE035D06-B823-4033-B6F1-F89B9729C210.html

A masked protester walks past burning chairs as they clash with riot police in the Kurdish dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, in this September 13, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar/Files

A masked protester walks past burning chairs as they clash with riot police in the Kurdish dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, in this September 13, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar/Files

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