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Turkish Kurds, police clash at funeral

In Turkey, tensions between Kurds and local police are so high that even a funeral can spark clashes. Police blocked the entrance to a cemetery where locals planned to hold a funeral for two Kurds killed during a protest. When several mourners began throwing stones, police responded with tear gas and water cannons. Those who managed to enter the cemetery also encountered smoke grenades. Kurds make up a fifth of the population and their party, the PKK has pushed Ankara for an independent Kurdish state. At least tw o people were wounded in the clashes.

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