Tahir Elci (centre)
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Tahir Elci shooting: Pro-Kurdish lawyer killed in Diyarbakir, Turkey

Pro-Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist Tahir Elci has been shot dead while giving a speech in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir.

Conflicting reports have described a 'targeted killing' and that he was caught up in a gun battle between police and unidentified gunmen.

Later, in Istanbul, around 2,000 people marched on Taksim Square and were driven back by riot police using water cannon and tear gas.

Mark Lowen reports from Istanbul.

  • 28 Nov 2015
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