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​BBC Crew Targeted in Tear Gas Attack on Turkish- Syrian Border

06 October 2014

Reports say that the BBC team was filming protests by local and Syrian Kurds on the Turkish-Syrian border, near the city of Kobane, came under attack from Turkish police. As the team was leaving the area, Turkish police fired two canisters towards them from close range. One of the canisters smashed into the team’s car, correspondents said.

The van filled with tear gas and the curtains and upholstery started to catch fire, the BBC team was quoted as saying. The team’s driver and safety adviser reportedly put the fire out.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the attack.

Read more on : www.ifj.org