Skip to comments.Boy’s death spurs anti-Erdogan feeling in EU parliament
Posted on 03/12/2014 12:42:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
EU support for going further in Turkey accession talks is ebbing away over Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogans increasingly brutal ways of keeping down dissent.
MEPs and EU officials at a debate in Strasbourg on Tuesday (11 March) paid tribute to Berkin Elvan, a teenage boy who died earlier the same day in a hospital in Ankara after 269 days in a coma.
His injury was caused by being hit in the head with a tear gas canister when going to buy bread during anti-government protests last summer.
But Turkish police on Tuesday fired more tear gas at the 2,000 or so demonstrators outside Elvans hospital, hitting one man in the face, the BBC reports.
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