Police have fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse a crowd of several thousand protesters in the Turkish town where 284 people were killed in a mining disaster.
A Reuters witness said people scattered into side streets as police moved in after a stand-off on a shopping street in Soma, which also included the offices of the local government and labour union.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in return the EU would speed up visa-free travel for Turks and its efforts to join the 28-nation bloc.
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