The tail of a crashed Turkish Boeing 747 cargo plane lies at a residential area outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The cargo plane crashed Monday morning, killing people in the residential area adjacent to the Manas airport as well as those on the plane. Photo Vladimir Voronin/AP
A Syrian refugee stands at the entrance of the house where he lived at Kucukpazar district near Sultanahmet during snowfall in Istanbul. Photo Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty
Greek Orthodox swimmer Nicolaos Solis kisses a wooden cross retrieved from the Bosphorus river’s Golden Horn, as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul today. Photo Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty
A reflection on waste liquid shows a woman waving Turkish and Free Syrian flags as an aid convoy to Aleppo is about to leave Istanbul for Syria. Photo Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty
Riot police use pepper sprays to disperse demonstrators during a protest against a fire in a dormitory that killed 11 people in the southern city of Adana, in Ankara, Turkey.
A man watches as firemen try to extinguish a fire at a plastic factory in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo Osman Orsal/Reuters
Relatives and friends watch a rescue operation for miners who were trapped at a copper mine after it was hit by a landslide near the southeastern city of Siirt, Turkey.
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A police helicopter flies over the explosion site after a strong blast in Diyarbakir, Turkey.
At least one person was killed. Photo Ilyas Akengin/AFP
The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Carney sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo Murad Sezer/Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin returns to his seat after delivering a speech at the World Energy Congress, in Istanbul. Photo Emrah Gurel/AP
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Bulgarian border police personnel patrols next to a barbed wire wall fence erected on the Bulgaria-Turkey border near the town of Lesovo
A young boy pushes a wheelbarrow with wood next to a young girl on the Turkish-Syrian border town of Karkamis, in the southern region of Gaziantep, near Syrian-Turkish border town of Jarabulus
A Turkish army tank drives towards Syria in the Turkish border city of Karkamis, in the southern region of Gaziantep. Turkey’s army backed by international coalition air strikes launched an operation involving fighter jets and elite ground troops to drive Islamic State jihadists out of a key Syrian border town
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A Turkish soldiers stands guard in front of the blast scene following a car bomb attack on a police station in the eastern Turkish city of Elazig
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Demonstrators wave Turkish national flags as they stand in front of giant screens in Istanbul during a rally against failed military coup
A Turkish girl gestures under a huge picture of modern Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk at a rally in Gundogdu Square in Izmir
Statue of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, through a hole in a window at the damaged Ankara police headquarters after it was bombed during the failed July 15 coup attempt.
Cypriot soldiers are silhouetted with the crosses marking the graves of Greek and Cypriot soldiers killed in the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, at the Tymvos Macedonitissas military cemetery in Nicosia, Cyprus,