Turkish police detain dozens of student protesters

Turkish police on Friday detained dozens of students protesting against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s appointment of a party loyalist as the head of a top Istanbul university. The student demonstrations have been running across Turkey’s main cities since January, when Erdogan named Melih Bulu as the rector of the elite Bogazici University. Dozens of protesters gathered outside Istanbul’s main court on Friday in a show of support for friends who were detained for displaying a rainbow flag during another demonstration the day before. Police cordoned off the area and prevented the students fro…

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