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Clashes in Nusaybin in south eastern Turkey

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By Euronews
Clashes in Nusaybin in south eastern Turkey

<p>Police fired tear gas as clashes broke out in the south eastern Turkish district of Nusaybin. They happened after a group of deputies from the pro-Kurdish <span class="caps">HDP</span> party tried to enter several districts in the area.</p> <p>A 24-hour-curfew is in force preventing people from leaving their homes. It was brought in because of fighting between security forces and the terrorist Kurdistan Workers Party the <span class="caps">PKK</span> which has been ongoing for 10 days.</p> <p>The deputies, three of whom began a hunger strike on Thursday say the curfew is illegal. Several were injured in the clashes and one is being treated in hospital.</p> <p>On the border town of Akcakale people were rushed to hospital after a bomb explosion across the border with Syria.</p> <p>The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a huge blast was heard when a bomb on a motor cycle exploded killing three people and injuring dozens in the centre of the town of Tel Abyad.</p>