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Istanbul: students and police in violent clashes

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Police in Istanbul used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a student demonstration held to protest against the country’s Higher Education Board.

One thousand students clashed with riot police outside a conference organised by the board where President Abdullah Gul had given the opening address.

They are angry at the education board’s involvement in universities and at an entrance exam which they claim was rigged.