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Turkish Security Forces Clash With Antigovernment Protesters


Riot police fire tear gas at protesters during clashes in Hatay.

Riot police fire tear gas at protesters during clashes in Hatay.

Demonstrators clashed with police in southern Turkey on September 11 for a third straight night.

Clashes also broke out in parts of Ankara and Istanbul.

In the southern city of Hatay, a group of about 200 people confronted police, who then responded with tear gas and water cannons.

The unrest came a day after the funeral of a 22-year-old protester whose death at a protest has reignited antigovernment anger in Turkey.

The death of Ahmet Atakan on September 8 under disputed circumstances renewed a protest movement that had cooled after thousands took to the streets in June to express discontent over Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters
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