Protest turns violent in Turkey

One day after unidentified men opened fire on a campaign bus of pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party in eastern Bingol province, killing the driver, dozens of nationalists in eastern Turkey demonstrated against an election rally by the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party. Police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse the nationalists, and dozens of people were injured in the northeastern city of Erzurum.

Advice For Travellers

Political tensions are high in Turkey leading up to parliamentary elections. Travellers should avoid all political and public gatherings since they may become violent without notice.

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