Today in Istanbul, according to Reuters, in a report that seems accurate from everything I know:
Police in Istanbul, Turkey's biggest city with a large Kurdish population, also moved in to break up a Newroz celebration just outside the city's ancient city walls.
Clashes broke out when police prevented two groups of more than 1,000 people each coming together, Turkish media said.
Police said they arrested 106 people in the demonstration.
Haci Zengin, the head of an Istanbul branch office of the BDP, died after being hit on the head by a tear gas canister, BDP members of parliament posted on their Twitter accounts.
This account, too, is accurate from what I know:
Tens of thousands of people led by Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) politicians gathered today in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır to celebrate Nevruz, ignoring a ban on the festivities.
Police removed barriers surrounding the area where the celebrations were held as masses flocked to celebrate the holiday.
A similar ban was imposed in Istanbul, where police fired tear gas and used water cannon to disperse thousands who gathered in Zeytinburnu’s Kazlıçeşme neighborhood. More than 100 were detained.
BDP deputy Sebahat Tuncel told the Hürriyet Daily News that one party member died due to injuries he sustained during the clashes.
In Diyarbakır, BDP co-leader Selahattin Demirtaş; BDP deputies Sebahat Tuncel, Ayla Akat Ata and Hasip Kapalan and BDP Diyarbakır Mayor Osman Baydemir led crowds trying to breach the police barricade to enter the city’s main square. Thousands managed to enter the area following minor clashes with police.
“This is the biggest civil disobedience action in history,” Akat Ata wrote on her Twitter account.
These dispatches from abroad actually represent a great deal of human suffering.