Berkin Elvan

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Berkin Elvan
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💀DiedMarch 11, 2014(2014-03-11) (aged 15)
Istanbul, TurkeyMarch 11, 2014(2014-03-11) (aged 15)
Cause of deathHit on the head by a tear-gas canister fired by police
🏳️ NationalityTurkey
💼 Occupation
🌐 (in Turkish)

Berkin Elvan was a 15 year old boy, who was hit on the head by a tear-gas canister in Istanbul, in June 2013 during anti-government protests in Turkey, and died after 269 days in a coma.[1][2][3] Widespread demonstrations erupted following Berkin's death.[4]



  1. "BBC News - Grief breaks out as Turkish boy dies in coma". Retrieved 2014-03-12.
  2. "Turkey: Berkin Elvan, 15, hurt in Istanbul clashes, dies after months in coma | euronews,". Retrieved 2014-03-12.
  3. "15-year-old Gezi victim Berkin Elvan dies after 269 days in coma - LOCAL". Retrieved 2014-03-12.
  4. "BBC News - Turkey clashes after boy hurt at Istanbul protest dies". Retrieved 2014-03-12.

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