Detained May Day marchers released in Turkey

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Baku, Azerbaijan, May 5

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Around 173 people that were previously detained in Turkey's Istanbul city, due to participation in the May Day marches, have been released, the country's Sabah newspaper reported on May 5.

In total, about 211 people were detained in Turkey due to participation in the marches.

Some 90 people, including 13 policemen suffered as a result of the clashes between the police and the May Day marchers in the country.

Celebrating May Day in Turkey - International Workers' Day - was banned throughout 32 years. The country's ruling Justice and Development Party lifted the ban on holding May Day marches in April 2004.

The marches have recently been held in some Turkish cities.

Translated by L.Z.

Edited by S.I.

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