Students protest Turkish Foreign Ministry
ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
AA PhotoA group of university students attempting to march on the Turkish Foreign Ministry to protest against the Reyhanlı bombings and the government’s policies on Syria has been raided by security forces today.
Police intervened in the demonstration by Middle East Technical University (METU) students with gas bombs before the students had even left their campuses.
Another group of 20 students from the Ankara University started their protest in front of the Foreign Ministry and called on Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to resign.
Police did not allow the group’s attempt to make press statement. Then the students staged a sit-in protest but police intervened to prevent it. Some 15 students were detained and a student was wounded when a gas bomb capsule hit her in the eye.