ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say a 22-year-old man was shot dead during an anti-government protest in a city near the border with Syria.
The Hatay province governor's office says Tuesday the man was shot during a demonstration in Antakya city and later died in a hospital. It suggested, however, that he may have been shot by demonstrators trying to inflame tensions, saying police had been fired on during the Monday protest.
Thousands have joined anti-government rallies across Turkey to voice discontent with the 10-year rule of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The protests, the biggest Turkey has seen in recent years, were sparked by police crackdown of a peaceful sit-in to prevent demolition of a park in Istanbul.
Another protester was reported killed in Istanbul on Monday. Officials said that death was accidental.