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Clashes erupt after top Kurdish lawyer shot dead in Turkey

Protests and clashes erupted in Turkey on Saturday after a prominent Kurdish lawyer was shot dead. Riot police used water cannons to disperse protesters in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey, where the shooting took place. Witnesses said lawyer Tahir Elci was shot by a single bullet in the head after speaking to the media. He was president of the bar association in Diyarbakir and a campaigner for Kurdish rights.

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