Turkey mass protests: ‘Two dead’ after teenager’s funeral

Two people have died during protests across Turkey following the funeral of a teenager wounded in anti-government clashes last year, the BBC reports.

One protester died during clashes in Istanbul’s Kurtulus district. In the east of the country a police officer is said to have died of a heart attack while dealing with unrest.

The protests were prompted by the death on Tuesday of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan, who had been in a coma since being hit by a tear gas canister nine months ago.

He had gone out to buy bread in Istanbul during clashes.

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