Demonstrators scuffle with riot police during a protest against detention of the head of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) and 10 other leaders of theأٹdoctors' union, in Ankara, Turkey January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
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