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Protests as top Kurdish lawyer gunned down in Turkey

A protester runs for cover from tear gas fired by Turkish riot police to disperse protesters during a demonstration after a top Kurdish lawyer was killed in Diyarbakir on November 28, 2015A leading Kurdish lawyer and rights activist was killed in a shootout in Turkey’s troubled southeast on Saturday, fuelling accusations that the state was behind his murder and sparking protests in several cities. Tahir Elci, head of the bar association in Diyarbakir — the biggest city in the mainly Kurdish southeast — and a campaigner for Kurdish rights, was shot in the head while he and other activists were giving a press statement calling for an end to violence. Police also clashed with demonstrators at Diyarbakir, an AFP photographer said.

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