Police clash with Kurdish youths in Istanbul
Istanbul: Police have clashed with dozens of stone-throwing Kurdish protesters at a peace rally that turned violent in Istanbul.
HaberTurk television video footage showed clashes erupting on Thursday when a group of Kurdish youths, their faces covered with scarves, refused to be searched at the entrance to the grounds of the rally and some pelted police with sticks and stones.
Police fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse the crowd. Firebombs could be seen burning on the street.
A loud explosion on the site also caused panic but no one was injured.
The Kurds are protesting a series of Turkish military airstrikes on suspected Kurdish rebel position in northern Iraq last month. The military says up to 160 suspected rebels died in those strikes.
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