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Turkish police fire tear gas to disperse Pride march in Istanbul

12:48, Monday, 28 June, 2021
Turkish police fire tear gas to disperse Pride march in Istanbul

Turkish police fired tear gas to disperse a crowd that gathered for a Pride parade in central Istanbul on Saturday, detaining some of those seeking to take part in an event banned by local authorities.Some 20 people, including a photo journalist, were detained, according to media reports.

Turkish authorities have repeatedly banned Pride events in recent years. Before then, thousands of people used to take part in the parade on the Istanbul street.

Turkey has long been a candidate to join the European Union but its accession process has been languishing for years amid tensions over a variety of issues including human rights.

Turkish police fire tear gas to disperse Pride march in Istanbul
Turkish police fire tear gas to disperse Pride march in Istanbul
Turkish police fire tear gas to disperse Pride march in Istanbul
Turkish police fire tear gas to disperse Pride march in Istanbul
Turkish police fire tear gas to disperse Pride march in Istanbul
Turkish police fire tear gas to disperse Pride march in Istanbul
Turkish police fire tear gas to disperse Pride march in Istanbul
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