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Turkish police fire tear gas at International Women’s Day march in Istanbul

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Istanbul police fired tear gas Sunday to prevent hundreds of women marching on the city’s central avenue on International Women’s Day after authorities ban the march for the second year running.Riot police were trying to disperse the crowds at the popular Taksim Square, close to Istiklal Avenue where the women wanted to march, an Agence France-Presse correspondent said.There was a heavy police presence and demonstrators were met by a wall of officers. The situation was calm until the women…



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