Hayati Kılıç - Soner Hasırcıoğlu - Çağatay Kenarlı / Istanbul, Aug 19 () - One person has been killed and four have been taken into custody in clashes between police and suspected members of the outlawed Revolutionary Patriotic Youth Movement (YDG-H) in Istanbul’s Esenler district.
A group of 15 to 20 suspects reportedly associated with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) urban youth wing, the YDG-H, initiated an illegal demonstration in Esenler’s Tuna neighborhood at around 11 p.m. on Aug. 18, resulting in a clash with police. Fire from police prompted the group to disperse down side streets.
Special operations and anti-terror police teams were dispatched to join a helicopter-led operation, during which a 17-year-old who was alleged to be part of the YDG-H was killed and four others were taken into custody. The identity of the dead adolescent was not released.
After undergoing a medical examination, the four detainees were brought to the Istanbul Police Headquarters in the city’s Fatih.
- Streets closed to traffic - enterance
- Police measures
- Armoured cars
- Anti-raid vehicle with gas bombs and water cannon
- Police investigating the area
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