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Pro and anti-Islamic State students clash at Turkish universities

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Protesters throw stones as they clash with Turkish riot police during a pro-Kurdish demonstration at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, 9 October, 2014
Protesters throw stones as they clash with Turkish riot police during a pro-Kurdish demonstration at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, 9 October, 2014 Reuters/Stringer
By: Jacob Resneck
4 min

In Turkey masked, stick6wielding students chanting religious slogans have clashed with left-wing students over banners criticising the Islamic State armed group in echoes of the 1970s, when deadly political clashes made Turkish universities literally a battleground for warring factions.

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