Police clash with protesters in Istanbul as Turkish prime minister tells demonstrators to get over death of teenager killed by cops

A group of demonstrators marching through Sarkkahvesi area of Okmeydani clash with the police Friday

Two people have been killed in a violent two-day stand off between anti-government protesters and police in Istanbul.

Riot police used water cannons and teargas to fight with more than a dozen youths on Thursday and Friday who hurled stones and firebombs.

One man – described as a bystander and not a demonstrator – was shot and died in the chaos in Okmeydani, a restive Istanbul neighborhood home to a large communities of Alevis, an offshoot of Shiite Islam. Officials announced on Friday that a second man had died.

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