Turkey Protests Escalate after Young Man's Death
Turkish police agian used teargas and water cannons on anti-government protesters overnight, as rallies upsurged after the Tuesday death of a 22-year-old man.
The fiercest clashes Thursday took place in the central city of Antakya, in Mesrin in Turkey's south, and Samsun in the north-east.
In Antakya, journalists at the site were pushed away by police, as security forces prepared an armored onslaught on protesters.
In Samsun protesters rallied in front of the local headquarters of ruling AKP party.
Protests in Turkey started in late May in Istanbul, over what many Turks view as a hardening authoritarian an Islamist bent of longtime PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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