Scores held as row over Erdogan-picked university rector boils over

Scores of people were detained on Tuesday after police used force to disrupt protests over the Turkish president’s appointment of a new rector at a prestigious Istanbul university. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds of peaceful demonstrators in Kadikoy, on Istanbul’s Asian side, where hundreds had gathered to express their support for Bogazici University’s students. The renowned university has been under siege for a month, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hand-picked Melih Bulu, who is close to the ruling party, as rector. The Bogazici Solidarity movement said 228 …

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