Tear gas fired at protesters near Taksim Square, Istanbul. 12 March 2014
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Turkey clashes after boy's funeral

Turkish police have fired water cannon and tear gas in Istanbul during a protest triggered by the funeral of a teenage boy wounded in anti-government clashes last year.

Turkish police have fired water cannon and tear gas near Taksim Square in Istanbul during a protest triggered by the funeral of a teenage boy wounded in anti-government clashes last year.

Berkin Elvan, 15, spent 269 days in a coma after being hit by a tear gas canister as he went to buy bread.

BBC Turkish's Selin Girit reports from Istanbul.

  • 12 Mar
  • From the section Europe