ISTANBUL - Turkish police on Monday fired tear gas into crowds of soccer fans arriving for the opening match at Istanbul side Besiktas' new $100 million stadium, witnesses said.
Thousands of fans massed around the 42,000-seat Vodafone Arena, under construction for nearly three years, before a match between top-of-the-league Besiktas and mid-table Bursaspor.
It was not immediately clear why police dispersed the crowd, which included young children, media said.
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