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Turks take to streets after protester killed

June 29, 2013 at 3:55 PM

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 29 (UPI) -- Turkish public sector workers joined ethnic Kurds in a peaceful protest in Istanbul Saturday after a teen was killed in a clash with police Friday.

The pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party led the protest a day after violent clashes in southern Diyarbakir province between police and Kurds angry about a government military police outpost being installed in the area, Hurriyet Daily News said Saturday.

Government forces fired on the protesters, killing 18-year-old Medeni Yildirim.

Many protesters in Istanbul carried signs decrying the government's role in peace negotiations with Kurdish tribal factions.

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