Last night there were serious clashes in the Turkish resort of Alanya, where many tourists now are. Several night clubs and restaurants in the city's "Bar Street" were set on fire.
- Las Vegas, one of the biggest night clubs here, has burned to the ground. All the time we see and hear ambulances and fire trucks. The smell of the smoke is so strong that we can not be outdoors, says one resident.
Also the popular nigh clubs Robin Hood and Queens Garden were set ablaze.
According to the Turkish newspaper Haber Bezer, the riots are caused by the killing of at least 14 policemen, carried out by the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
Members of the extremist nationalist Turkish right wing party MHP, attacked the Alanya office of the Kurdish legal party HDP in retaliation. The office was among the places that was set on fire.
Many of Alanya's bar and restaurant workers are Kurds from eastern Turkey. A large proportion are employed in the city's "Bar Street".
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