Turkey: Taxi hits demonstrators, one dead

A 20-year-old Turkish man died when a taxi drove into a group of demonstrators on an Istanbul highway during an anti-government protest, Turkish doctors’ association TBB said.

Protestors have clashed with riot police in recent days. Picture: Getty
Protestors have clashed with riot police in recent days. Picture: Getty

It is the first known death related to the demonstrations.

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The protester was named as Mehmet Ayvalitas, and TBB board member Huseyin Demirduzen said four other people were also injured, one of them seriously.