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One killed in clashes during operation to remove controversial statue of PKK founder

One person was killed and two were wounded in clashes that erupted between protesters and security forces during an operation to remove a statue of Mahsum Korkmaz, one of the founders of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Aug. 19.

17 university students protesting Lice incidents detained in Kocaeli

More than a dozen university students protesting the recent clashes in Lice have been detained in the western province of Kocaeli June 9.

Several students from Kocaeli University held protests at the Umuttepe campus.

Some of the students broke windows and threw chairs, which prevented a scheduled exam.
Police intervened and 17 students have been detained.

Kurdish protesters killed during security post protests buried during tense funeral

Clashes erupted between the crowd and police June 8 during the funeral procession of one of the two Kurdish demonstrators killed by security forces during a raid on a roadblock in Diyarbakır’s Lice district, showing the dramatic escalation of tension in Turkey’s southeastern provinces.

Two killed during protests against security post as tension escalates in southeast Turkey

At least two protesters died June 7 from gunshot wounds sustained during intense clashes with soldiers in Diyarbakır’s Lice district, where demonstrations against the construction of a gendarmerie posts have been continuing for nearly two weeks.