Brussels-- In June 2013, Berkin Elvan, a 14-year-old Turkish boy, was out buying bread for his family when he got caught in the crosshairs of unrest in the streets of Istanbul. In the chaos, he was hit in the head by a tear gas canister that had most likely been fired by police at close range. After 269 days in a coma, Elvan died on March 11. His
In a resolution passed last week, the European Parliament was mostly critical of Turkey’s handling of unrest and other domestic issues.