Riot police use tear gas to disperse demonstrators during a protest against parliament speaker Ismail Kahraman, outside the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer
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Turkish police Tuesday fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators who had gathered outside parliament to protest a call for the country to adopt a religious constitution.Police broke up a group of more than 100 protesters, preventing them from making a press declaration outside the parliament in Ankara, an AFP photographer reported. Several protesters were detained by police, the photographer reported.The speaker's comments were booed by MPs from the CHP, the party founded by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who transformed the former Ottoman Empire into a secular nation-state, separating Islamic law from secular law.
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