Turkey detains hundreds of airport construction workers in Istanbul | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW


Turkish gendarmerie officers detained around 500 laborers on Saturday after they staged a protest over working conditions at Istanbul’s new airport, according to a union leader and newspaper reports.

The protest was triggered after 17 workers were injured in a shuttle bus accident on Friday. Thousands of workers joined the demonstration which was broken up by riot police who deployed tear gas and water cannon, reported Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper.

Opposition lawmaker Ali Bayar, who visited the site after the protests, said the rows of container homes where the workers are housed “look…



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