Thousands mark May Day in Turkey

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Thousands of people have marked May 1 International Workers’ Day in Turkey, with police detaining dozens of protesters during the events.The official demonstrations in Istanbul were held in the Bakırköy district after the authorities banned celebrations from being held in Taksim Square. The police presence was heavy across the city, with helicopters buzzing overhead. Strict security measures were taken during the event and control points were set on the roads leading to the area. The police searched the demonstrators as well as the banners they carried.

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