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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