Turkish police use water cannon on protesters decrying religion in schools

February 13, 2015 1:02 PM

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police used water cannon in the western coastal city of Izmir on Friday to disperse scores of protesters boycotting schools over the growing influence of religion in the classroom, local media reported.

Education is the latest flashpoint between the administration of President Tayyip Erdogan, and secularist Turks who accuse him of overseeing creeping 'Islamization' in the NATO member state.

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