Turkish policemen spray tear gas at protestors who tried to demonstrate in Ankara on November 30, 2016, after 12 victims, most of them young schoolgirls, were killed in a fire that ravaged a dormitory on the eve.
Turkey on November 30, 2016 detained six people suspected of negligence after 12 victims were killed in a fire that ravaged a dormitory. The blaze, which officials said was likely caused by an electrical fault, raced through the building's wooden interior on November 29, 2016 as panicked youngsters tried to jump from windows to safety. The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) blamed the government for failing to channel enough funds for education accommodation, prompting poor families to resort to dorms run by religious communities. (AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTANADEM)