Teen's funeral sparks riots in Turkey
Published 13/03/2014 | 02:30
Tens of thousands of people turned out in Istanbul for the funeral of a teenager whose death from injuries suffered during last year's anti-government protests sparked violent demonstrations across Turkey.
Police fired tear gas and water cannon at stone-hurling protesters in several cities following the death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan on Tuesday, after 269 days in a coma.
"Berkin's murderers are the AKP police," protesters shouted yesterday, referring to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
More demonstrations have been called ahead of local elections on March 30.