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Death of young Gezi victim sparks protests

11 March 2014

The death earlier today of 15 year old Gezi victim Berkin Elvan, sparked protests and demonstrations across Turkey.

The young teenager died earlier today after remaining 269 days in a coma following a tear gas canister injury during last June’s Gezi Park protests.

Young Berkin was struck in the head by a tear gas cannister fired by police during last June’s protests in Gezi Park. He suffered a brain haemorrhage and underwent five surgical operations. However, in the end, doctors were unable to save his life.

 

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