As Syria's War Rages Next Door, Students Violently Clash At Turkey's Oldest University

October 30, 2014 10:31 PM

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As Syria's War Rages Next Door, Students Violently Clash At Turkey's Oldest University

ISTANBUL -- Forty years ago, Istanbul University was a battleground for clashes between leftist and far-right student activists, leading up to the Turkish military's brutal takeover in the 1980 coup. Now, it seems the spirit of revolt is back: Syria's war has come to the classroom.

“Here is going to be a grave for ISIS!” dozens of students chanted one recent afternoon, referring to the militant group also known as the Islamic State. Fellow students stood up and applauded the battle cry.

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