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Correction: Turkey-Protests story

September 15, 2013

ISTANBUL (AP) — In a story Sept. 11 about Turkish protests, The Associated Press reported erroneously that demonstrator Ahmet Atakan, died on a Sunday. Atakan took part in a protest on the night of Monday, Sept. 9. He was declared dead at a hospital early on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Turkey police clash with protesters for 3rd night

Turkish police clash for 3rd straight night with demonstrators after death of protester

ISTANBUL (AP) — Demonstrators clashed with police in southern Turkey on Wednesday for a third straight night, a day after the funeral of a 22-year-old protester whose death at a protest has reignited anti-government anger in Turkey.

Clashes also broke out in parts of Ankara and Istanbul. In the southern city of Hatay, a group of about 200 people confronted police who then responded with tear gas and water cannons.

The death of Ahmet Atakan early Tuesday under disputed circumstances has renewed a protest movement that had cooled after thousands took to the streets in June in an expression of discontent against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.

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