Berkin Elvan's coffin is carried through the streets of Istanbul
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Grief breaks out as Turkish boy dies in coma

There has been a huge outpouring of grief and anger in Turkey over the death of a teenage boy who was wounded in last year's anti-government demonstrations.

Berkin Elvan, 15, was hit on the head by a tear-gas canister in Istanbul while on his way to buy bread in June. He had been in a coma ever since.

Clashes erupted at the hospital where he was being treated and there was an outpouring of emotion as his coffin was carried through the city streets.

Selin Girit reports from Istanbul.

  • 11 Mar 2014
  • From the section Europe
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