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Young man dies in Turkish protests

4 June 2013

A 22-year-old protester was reportedly killed by an unidentified gunman in the southern province of Hatay late on Monday evening.

This is the first recorded death in seven days of protests across the country.

Abdullah Comert, (pictured above) who was taking part in protests in Hatay in an act of solidarity with protesters in Taksim in Istanbul, was shot by an unidentified gunman. He was seriously wounded and immediately taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries.

A statement from the office of Hatay Governor said a protester was shot just before midnight during protests in Antakya, the capital of Hatay province.

The statement said officials have launched an investigation into the incident to find out who shot Comert.

Another news report said a ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) official was stabbed by a group of protesters in Istanbul on Monday night.

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