Turkey detains 137 demonstrators in Istanbul on May Day

People attend a May Day rally in Istanbul, Turkey, May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish police said they detained 137 people in Istanbul on Wednesday for trying to hold illegal demonstrations in various parts of the city to celebrate May Day. Police had cordoned off Istanbul’s central Taksim square, but small groups of demonstrators converged there anyway. “Squares belong to the people, they cannot be closed […]

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