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Turkish police use tear gas against demonstration

ANKARA, Turkey — Police used tear gas and water cannons against a demonstration by tens of thousands of pro-secular protesters, but Monday’s march to mark the founding of the Turkish republic went on in defiance of a government ban.

In the past few years, the Republic Day celebrations have become a symbol of differences between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s elected, Islamic-­leaning government and its opponents, who fear that the country’s secular traditions are in danger.

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