Turkey increases security measures due to May 1 celebration

  01 May 2013    Read: 405
Turkey increases security measures due to May 1 celebration
The country`s security forces tighten control, particularly in Taksim and Sisli districts in Istanbul.
Security measures are increased in Turkey in connection with the celebration of May 1 in the major cities of Turkey, the Hürriyet newspaper reported on Wednesday.

According to the newspaper, the country`s security forces tighten control, particularly in Taksim and Sisli districts in Istanbul. Mass procession of workers is annually held in these districts, which often ends in clashes with police.

Yesterday Istanbul Mayor Huseyin Avni Mutlu said that the Mayor`s Office has not allowed holding a procession in honor of May 1, therefore, any rally will be considered unauthorized.

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