A tense night in Zeytinburnu, İstanbul but not as tense as some wanted…

Last night, in social media networks, particularly in Twitter, there were rumors that 4, then 5 died in clashes between nationalists Turks and pro-BDP Kurds in Zeytinburnu, Istanbul. No one died or even wounded. The police forces kept on duty all night and prevented further damage…Since Sunday, Zeytinburnu, where a large sum of Kurds recently came to stay, is the site of ethnic tension…

The pro- and anti- PKK groups? clash in Zeytinburnu lasted until morning. DHA photo

 The pro- and anti- PKK groups? clash in Zeytinburnu lasted until morning. DHA photo

Pro-, anti-PKK groups clash in Zeytinburnu

Hurriyet Daily News – ?17 hours ago?

Groups of supporters and opponents of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, clashed in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district Wednesday night, the latest incident stemming from a PKK attack that killed 13 soldiers last week. The clashes began around

In the mean time, some Turks and Kurds were marching for peace in Taksim…

Turks and Kurds march for peace in Istanbul
CNN
By Yesim Comert and Mohammed Jamjoom, CNN Istanbul (CNN) — About a thousand Turks and Kurds demonstrated in central Istanbul on Thursday, calling for peace and an end to Turkey’s longstanding Kurdish problem. Ethnic tensions have been on the rise in

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