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Shooting of Leading Kurdish Lawyer in Turkey Triggers Protests

Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse more than 1,000 protesters marching in Istanbul Saturday, after unknown assailants shot dead a leading Kurdish lawyer in southeastern Turkey. Witnesses say the assailants opened fire on Tahir Elci and other activists Saturday while they gave a press statement to a gathering in the mainly Kurdish province of Diyarbakir. The shooting triggered a firefight between Kurdish rebels and security forces. Hospital sources said...

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