Turkey: Riot police ends women’s day rally with plastic bullets

DENIZ TOPRAK

Participants carry banners and shout slogans during a rally in Istanbul, Turkey, on the occasion of International Women's Day, 06 March 2015.

At least one demonstrators was detained after riot police intervened at a rally in favor of enforcing women’s right in Turkey in central Istanbul.


A Turkish demonstration in favor of enforcing women’s right in Turkey was broken up by the Turkish riot police with rubber bullets and one arrest.

Hundreds of women participated at the demonstration which took place on Sunday, on international Women’s Day. The demonstrators filled the square in the Kadikoy district on the Asian side of Istanbul ignoring a ban on the march by the Istanbul governor, who had scrapped this year's rally, citing security concerns.

According to Reuters, at the be...


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