Women's March in Turkey Met with Tear Gas

Published November 26th, 2018 - 08:05 GMT

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Women in Turkey have held protests to mark the international day calling for an end to violence against women. However, riot police interfered, fired tear gas and used their shields to halt the demonstrates as activists were moving toward Istiklal avenue, the main shopping thoroughfare in Istanbul.

Protesters responded and shouted "we will not be silent", "we are not afraid" and "we will not obey". One demonstrator, Yasemin Esmer, told AFP. "To be a woman in Turkey is to suffer violence from men in all areas of life, whether at work or at home,"
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Women's rights activists gather to march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
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Women's rights activists gather to march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
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Women's rights activists react during clashes with Turkish riot police as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
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A Turkish female riot police officer reacts during clashes with women's rights activists as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
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Image 4 of 10:  4 / 10A Turkish female riot police officer reacts during clashes with women's rights activists as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. BULENT KILIC / AFP

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Women's rights activists react during clashes with Turkish riot police as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
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Women's rights activists react during clashes with Turkish riot police as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
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A transgender looks out of a window and a woman reacts as women's rights activists march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
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A women's rights activist holds a picture of Turkish football player Arda Turan (L) with the lettering 'Enemy of woman' as activists march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
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Image 8 of 10:  8 / 10A women's rights activist holds a picture of Turkish football player Arda Turan (L) with the lettering 'Enemy of woman' as activists march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. BULENT KILIC / AFP

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Women's rights activists gather to march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
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Women's rights activists react during clashes with Turkish riot police as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
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Women's rights activists gather to march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
Yasin AKGUL / AFP

Image 1 of 10Women's rights activists gather to march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Yasin AKGUL / AFP

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Women's rights activists gather to march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
Yasin AKGUL / AFP

Image 2 of 10Women's rights activists gather to march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Yasin AKGUL / AFP

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Women's rights activists react during clashes with Turkish riot police as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP

Image 3 of 10Women's rights activists react during clashes with Turkish riot police as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. BULENT KILIC / AFP

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A Turkish female riot police officer reacts during clashes with women's rights activists as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP

Image 4 of 10A Turkish female riot police officer reacts during clashes with women's rights activists as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. BULENT KILIC / AFP

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Women's rights activists react during clashes with Turkish riot police as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP

Image 5 of 10Women's rights activists react during clashes with Turkish riot police as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. BULENT KILIC / AFP

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Women's rights activists react during clashes with Turkish riot police as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
Yasin AKGUL / AFP

Image 6 of 10Women's rights activists react during clashes with Turkish riot police as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Yasin AKGUL / AFP

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A transgender looks out of a window and a woman reacts as women's rights activists march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP

Image 7 of 10A transgender looks out of a window and a woman reacts as women's rights activists march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. BULENT KILIC / AFP

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A women's rights activist holds a picture of Turkish football player Arda Turan (L) with the lettering 'Enemy of woman' as activists march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP

Image 8 of 10A women's rights activist holds a picture of Turkish football player Arda Turan (L) with the lettering 'Enemy of woman' as activists march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. BULENT KILIC / AFP

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Women's rights activists gather to march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
Yasin AKGUL / AFP

Image 9 of 10Women's rights activists gather to march through Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Yasin AKGUL / AFP

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Women's rights activists react during clashes with Turkish riot police as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
BULENT KILIC / AFP

Image 10 of 10Women's rights activists react during clashes with Turkish riot police as they try to march to Taksim Square to protest against gender violence in Istanbul, on November 25, 2018, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. BULENT KILIC / AFP

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