Molotov cocktails & fireworks fly in violent Istanbul clashes

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Members of the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDGH), the youth branch of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), clashed with Turkish police during unrest in Istanbul's Gazi neighbourhood on Wednesday night and the early hours of Thursday. The activists threw Molotov cocktails and firecrackers at Turkish riot police, who responded by deploying water cannon and tear gas. Tensions remain high in Turkey after the killing of Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist Tahir Elci on November 28 and the subsequent curfew imposed by the authorities.