Turkish ruling party's coordination center set on fire

Photo: Turkish ruling party's coordination center set on fire / Turkey

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 13

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The ruling AKP's election coordination center in the Sishli neighborhood has been set on fire and damaged, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

Turkish police is dispersing the participants of a protest, which began during the funeral of the 15-year-old Elvan Berkin, Al Jazeera Turk reported on March 12.

Over 1000 people have currently gathered at the funeral, which is taking place in Istanbul, according to the TV channel.

It is also reported that over 100 people have been detained in the protests, which are now being held in other cities of Turkey.

Last night there were mass protests in 32 Turkish cities over the death of the 15-year-old Elvan Berkin, who suffered a head injury during a rally in May last year.

The largest protests were observed in Istanbul and Ankara.

Anti-government protests took place in Turkey for nearly three weeks beginning in late May.

Turkish oppositional parties accused the police of using excessive force against protestors.

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