I suspect the official news release will be something like the city crews are hosing down the streets in a cleaning excercise Kind of like the “Training” exercises the Russian and U.S military are conducting… just a coincidence)
Thousands of people flocked to Istanbul’s Okmeydanı neighbourhood for the funeral procession of Berkin Elvan, who died yesterday after 269 days in coma.
Some groups put up barricades on the roads leading to a local cemevi, a house of worship for the Alevi community, where the funeral ceremony has started at 12 p.m.
Fifteen-year-old Elvan, the eighth person to be killed in the Gezi Park protests, was sent into a coma after sustaining a head injury from a gas canister as he went to buy bread during a police crackdown in Istanbul’s Okmeydanı neighbourhood last June.
Soon after the funeral finished, clashes between police and protesters started in Osmanbey neighbourhood near Taksim.