Turkish policemen tried in protester death

Feb 03, 2014, 6:55 AM EST
Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogans plan to do away with mixed-sex student houses which has sparked an uproar in the predominantly Muslim but staunchly secular country, in Ankara on November 9, 2013.
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Four policemen have gone on trial in Turkey over the death of a 19-year-old student during anti-government protests that rocked the country last year. They are among eight men charged with the premeditated murder of Ali Ismail Korkmuz in Eskisehir on 2 June. Some 2,000 riot police were deployed across the central city of Kayseri, where the trial is taking place.
 
Background:
Turkey police tried in Kayseri over protester death [BBC]
Turkey police, Kurdish protesters clash in Cizre [Press TV]

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