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March 25, 2023

Eight dead in Iraq demonstrations

At least eight people were wounded Saturday in the Iraqi city of Samarra during clashes between security forces and angry mourners accom­pa­nying the caskets of two people killed in protests the day before, according to local police, CNN reports. Also, two protesters critically wounded in Friday protests in Tikrit died on Saturday, police said. Since early February, thousands of protesters have participated in a series of demonstrations across the country, apparently inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.
Ex Turkish PM Necmettin Erbakan dies Turkey’s first Islamist prime minister, Necmettin Erbakan, has died at the age of 85, one of his aides has said, the BBC informs. Erbakan served only a year as prime minister before he was forced to stand down in 1997 by Turkey’s staunchly secular military. His Islamist Welfare Party was banned in 1998, while Mr Erbakan was barred from politics for five years for violating the constitution.

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