Turkey: Scuffles erupt as pro-Kurdish protesters gather in Istanbul

Turkish police reportedly used pepper gas to disperse pro-Kurdish protesters in Istanbul, on Sunday.

The protesters took to streets to demonstrate against the Turkish military actions against Kurdish forces in northern Syria. They were met by a heavy police presence.

According to reports, at least 12 people were detained when scuffles broke out between protesters and police.

On Saturday, Turkish war planes launched airstrikes on Kurdish positions in Afrin, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of the military operation dubbed 'Olive Branch'.

Erdogan also declared that the next destination for the Turkish forces would be Syria's Manbij.

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