Can Turkey open a fresh chapter following the death of Berkin Elvan?

Berkin Elvan funeral protest

Up to a million protesters took to the streets of Istanbul on the day of Berkin Elvan's funeral, March 12, 2014. © Amnesty International

Up to a million protesters took to the streets of Istanbul on the day of Berkin Elvan’s funeral, March 12, 2014. © Amnesty International

Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Istanbul on the day of the funeral of Berkin Elvan, March 12, 2014. Elvan’s story — a teenage boy wounded in mass anti-government demonstrations last year who spent 269 days in a coma– gripped the nation and became a symbol of the heavy-handed tactics used by police to reign in the biggest demonstrations against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan since he came to power in 2003.

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