Tensions soar between pro-Kurdish protesters and police in Turkish capital

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Pro-Kurdish demonstrators and Turkish police clashed in Istanbul on Friday. Violence erupted after police fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of protesters in the Beyoglu district of the city. Protesters lit fiery barricades in the district's back alleys in retaliation. Tensions between Turkish police and pro-Kurdish protesters continue to soar after authorities imposed a military curfew on Kurdish towns and established checkpoints.