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Turkish students detained as Bogazici protests intensify

Police forces prevented demonstrations Monday, detaining several protestors attempting to rally against the recent arrests of Bogazici University students over a poster deemed insulting of religious values.

ISTANBUL — Police barricades and security forces in riot gear lined the streets Feb. 1 near the main entrance of Istanbul’s Bogazici University, where at least one sniper unit monitored the activity below.

The security presence was deployed in response to expected student protests Monday afternoon over the arrests of several Bogazici students this weekend for displaying a poster deemed insulting of religious values.

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