One day last summer, as anti-government protests roiled Istanbul, a 14-year-old boy named Berkin Elvan was on his way to buy bread when he was struck in the head by a tear gas canister. After spending months in a coma, Berkin died this week -- reigniting anger at Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and sending thousands back into the streets in dozens of cities. Riot police were quick to react, disrupting demonstrations with water cannons, clubs, and more tear gas. At least two were killed, dozens more injured. Opposition groups are calling for further protests, and are still seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Erdogan. [38 photos total]

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A young woman, held after she was wounded during clashes between riot police and protestors after the funeral of Berkin Elvan, a 15-year-old boy who died from injuries suffered during last year's anti-government protests in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at protestors in the capital Ankara, while in Istanbul, crowds shouting anti-government slogans lit a huge fire as they made their way to a cemetery for the burial of Elvan. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #
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People holding images of the dead teenager as they gather to protest the death of Berkin Elvan, a Turkish teenager who was in a coma since being hit on the head by a tear gas canister fired by police during the last summer's anti-government protests, in Ankara, Turkey, on March 11, 2014. Elvan's story became a symbol for many Turks of the heavy-handed police tactics against mass anti-government demonstrators in June, a major challenge to Erdogan's 11-year-rule. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) #
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Thousands of people march for Turkish teenager Berkin Elvan, during his funeral in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. Thousands converged in front of a house of worship calling for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to resign. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) #
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The people carry the coffin of Berkin Elvan during his funeral in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. The placard reads: "Berkin Elvan is immortal!" (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) #
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People carry the coffin of Berkin Elvan, as family members watch from a window, during his funeral in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) #
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Family members cry as people carry the coffin of Berkin Elvan through Istanbul on March 11, 2014. Elvan's death in an Istanbul hospital looked likely to spark new protests in Turkey. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) #
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Thousands of people gather at Okmeydani while they carry the coffin of Berkin Elvan during his funeral on March 12, 2014 in Istanbul. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Anti-government protesters fight with members of the fire department during the funeral ceremony of Berkin Elvan in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. Tens of thousands of mourners, many chanting anti-government slogans, gathered in central Istanbul on Wednesday for the funeral. (Reuters/Osman Orsal) #
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Thousands of people attend the funeral of Berkin Elvan in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. (Mira/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A woman holds a poster of Berkin Elvan during a protest in Ankara, Turkey, on March 12, 2014. The placard reads: "I want the killers of my child." (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) #
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Riot police use water cannons and teargas to disperse thousands of people marching for Berkin Elvan during his funeral in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) #
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Riot police use water cannons to disperse anti-government protesters near the Middle East Technical University (ODTU) in Ankara on March 11, 2014. (Reuters/Umit Bektas) #
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Riot police use water cannons and teargas to disperse thousands of people marching for Berkin Elvan in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) #
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Riot police use water cannons to disperse thousands of people marching for Berkin Elvan during his funeral in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) #
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Riot police fire tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. Riot police clashed with demonstrators in several Turkish cities for a second day on Wednesday as mourners buried a teenager wounded in protests last summer, unrest which a defiant Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan cast as a plot against the state. (Reuters/Murad Sezer) #
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Protestors flee a teargas-filled building, during clashes after the funeral of Berkin Elvan, on March 12, 2014 in Istanbul. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Demonstrators flee from teargas in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) #
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Riot police use water cannons and teargas to disperse thousands of people marching for Berkin Elvan in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) #
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A riot policeman kicks the flag of an anti-government protester during a demonstration in Ankara on March 12, 2014. (Reuters/Umit Bektas) #
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Photographers take pictures of a woman wounded during clashes with riot police on March 12, 2014 in Istanbul. (Mira/AFP/Getty Images) #
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An injured woman is carried away after riot police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Ankara on March 12, 2014. (Reuters/Umit Bektas) #
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A protester uses fireworks during clashes with riot police at the funeral of Berkin Elvan in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Fireworks thrown by anti-government protesters explode near riot policemen in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. Police fired water cannon, tear gas and rubber pellets on a major Istanbul avenue to stop tens of thousands of people chanting anti-government slogans from reaching the central Taksim square. (Reuters/Murad Sezer) #
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Anti-government protesters run as riot police fire a water cannon during a demonstration in Ankara on March 11, 2014. (Reuters/Umit Bektas) #
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A riot policeman beats a protester during clashes after the funeral of Berkin Elvan in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A protester shouts at policemen during clashes in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. (Gurcan Ozturk/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A policeman fires tear gas at protesters in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images) #
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People run from tear gas and water cannons during clashes between riot police and protesters in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Riot policemen shield themselves as fireworks thrown by protesters explode next to the statue of a bull, during an anti-government protest in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul on March 11, 2014. (Reuters/Stringer) #
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An armored police vehicle drives through a barricade set ablaze during a demonstration in Ankara on March 12, 2014. (Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images) #
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An anti-government protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask gestures behind a barricade during a demonstration in Ankara on March 12, 2014. (Reuters/Umit Bektas) #
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People protest the death of Berkin Elvan in Istanbul on March 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) #
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Riot police use water cannons to disperse people protesting the death of Berkin Elvan in Istanbul on March 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) #
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Riot police use water cannons to disperse demonstrators in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul on March 11, 2014. (Reuters/Stringer) #
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A masked demonstrator clashes with riot police following the funeral of Berkin Elvan in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) #
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A riot police officer fires toward demonstrators in Istanbul on March 11, 2014. (AP Photo / Emrah Gurel) #
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Riot policemen shield themselves as fireworks thrown by anti-government protesters explode near central Taksim square in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. (Reuters/Osman Orsal) #
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A demonstrator strikes a defiant pose as riot police use water cannons and teargas to disperse thousands of people marching for Berkin Elvan in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) #

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