Turkish workers strike after unionist is killed

Hundreds of thousands of workers went on strike throughout Turkey Wednesday to protest Tuesday's killing in Istanbul of a prominent left-wing union leader, Kemal Turkler. Ankara and Turkey's other major cities, Istanbul and Izmir, were at a standstill, with no buses operating nd many public offices out of operation.

Meanwhile, the two Houses of Parliament held an emergency debate on the political violence which has killed more than 1,850 people this year.

of 5 stories this month > Get unlimited stories
You've read 5 of 5 free stories

Only $1 for your first month.

Get unlimited Monitor journalism.