Protests in Istanbul as Armenian genocide conference begins

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Right and left-wing nationalists joined forces in Istanbul on Saturday to protest the start of an academic conference looking into the massacres of hundreds of thousands of Armenians in Turkey during
and after the First World War.

Hundreds of police officers were on duty at Bigli University ensuring that only those invited to the conference were allowed onto the campus while protesters shouted pro-Turkish slogans outside. There
were no reports of violence.

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