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Turkey police detain over 200 in tense May Day clampdown

Turkish anti-riot police detain a protester during clashes at a May Day rally in Bakirkoy, a district of Istanbul, on May 1, 2016One man in his 50s was killed when he was knocked over by a police water cannon vehicle while trying to cross the road, in an incident that caused anger on social media. The authorities prevented all public access to Taksim Square in the centre of the city — the traditional focus for protests — and the usually bustling area was deserted save for police.

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