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 masked kurdish militant holds a molotov cocktails in front of a burning barricade during clashes with Turkish police

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A masked kurdish militant holds a molotov cocktails in front of a burning barricade during clashes with Turkish police in the Gazi district of Istanbul. Five people, including two children and a soldier, were killed in clashes between Kurdish militants and security forces in Turkey’s restive Kurdish-majority southeast on Thursday, local officials and the army said.

TOPSHOTS Migrant women carrying children...TOPSHOTS Migrant women carrying children comfort each other upon reaching the Greek island of Kos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece on August 13, 2015. Greece sent extra riot police to Kos as tensions mounted over a huge influx of migrants. The Greek government said it was "immediately" dispatching a ship to Kos to double up as an accommodation and processing centre for up to 2,500 people as around 7,000 migrants wait to apply for immigration papers.  AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINISANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Migrant women carrying children comfort each other upon reaching the Greek island of Kos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece. Greece sent extra riot police to Kos as tensions mounted over a huge influx of migrants. The Greek government said it was “immediately” dispatching a ship to Kos to double up as an accommodation and processing centre for up to 2,500 people as around 7,000 migrants wait to apply for immigration papers. 

Hulya Aydin (C), mother of Turkish polic...Hulya Aydin (C), mother of Turkish police officer Sahin Polat Aydin killed in an attack, mourns over her son's coffin during his funeral in Ankara on August 11, 2015. Turkish warplanes carried out a new wave of air strikes against Kurdish militants in the southeast of the country in retaliation for a day of bloody attacks that left six members of the security forces dead. AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTANADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Hulya Aydin, mother of Turkish police officer Sahin Polat Aydin who was killed in an attack, mourns over her son’s coffin during his funeral in Ankara. Turkish warplanes carried out a new wave of air strikes against Kurdish militants in the southeast of the country in retaliation for a day of bloody attacks that left six members of the security forces dead. 

Syrian refugees on a dinghy drift in the Aegean sea off the Greek island of Kos in Greece...An officer onboard a Greek Coast Guard boat (L) talks to Syrian refugees overcrowdeding a dinghy as it drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos, August 11, 2015. United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Greece to take control of the "total chaos" on Mediterranean islands, where thousands of migrants have landed. About 124,000 have arrived this year by sea, many via Turkey, according to Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR director for Europe.REUTERS/ Yannis Behrakis

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An officer onboard a Greek Coast Guard boat talks to Syrian refugees overcrowding a dinghy as it drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos on Tuesday 

Syrian refugees arrive on a dinghy at the Greek island of Kos

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Syrian refugee from Kobani holds two children as he jumps off a dinghy as they arrive at a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from Turkey, on Monday

A Turkish soldier prays during the burial ceremony of Turkish soldier Mehmet Yavuz Nane on Friday, in Gaziantep

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A Turkish soldier prays during the burial ceremony of Turkish soldier Mehmet Yavuz Nane on Friday, in Gaziantep

Masked protesters stand on the street in the Gazi district of Istanbul on July 22, 2015 two days after a suicide bomb attack killed at least 31 people in the southern Turkish town of Suruc

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Masked protesters stand on the street in the Gazi district of Istanbul last night, two days after a suicide bomb attack killed at least 31 people in the southern Turkish town of Suruc. A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 31 people in an attack on a Turkish cultural centre in the southern town of Suruc, where activists had gathered to prepare for an aid mission in the nearby Syrian town of Kobane.

Kurdish women wave to their relatives who wait near fence on the Syrian side in Suruc in Turkey's Sanliurfa province  on June 26, 2015. At least 120 civilians have been killed by the Islamic State group since it entered the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, just over 24 hours ago, a monitoring group said

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Kurdish women wave to their relatives who wait near fence on the Syrian side in Suruc in Turkey’s Sanliurfa province on Friday

A Syrian boy eats bread as he sits on a street in the town of Tal Abyad, on the border with Turkey, on Friday, some ten days after the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) seized the key transit point for Islamic State (IS) group fighters

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A Syrian boy eats bread as he sits on a street in the town of Tal Abyad, on the border with Turkey, on Friday, some ten days after the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) seized the key transit point for Islamic State (IS) group fighters

A Syrian refugee boy from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad sits in the shade while spending the day in Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 19, 2015

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A Syrian refugee boy from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad sits in the shade while spending the day in Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey on Friday

A Syrian woman fleeing the war walks wit...A Syrian woman fleeing the war walks with her children after crossing into Turkey at the Akcakale border crossing, in Sanliurfa province on June 15, 2015. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more over the last days due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists. Under an "open-door" policy, Turkey has taken in 1.8 million Syrian refugees since the conflict in Syria erupted in 2011. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

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A Syrian woman fleeing the war walks with her children after crossing into Turkey at the Akcakale border crossing, in Sanliurfa province. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more over the last days due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists. Under an “open-door” policy, Turkey has taken in 1.8 million Syrian refugees since the conflict in Syria erupted in 2011 

Syrian refugees take a rest at the Akcakale border gate after crossing into Turkey in Sanliurfa province, June 15, 2015. On Sunday, Turkish authorities reopened the border after a few days of closure, a security source said, adding that they expected as many as 10,000 people to come across.

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Syrian refugees take a rest at the Akcakale border gate after crossing into Turkey in Sanliurfa province on Monday

Syrian refugees wait near the Turkish border in Akcakale in the Sanliurfa province not far from the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad on Friday. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more over the last days due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists. Under an "open-door" policy, Turkey has taken in 1.8 million Syrian refugees since the conflict in Syria erupted in 2011

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Syrian refugees wait near the Turkish border in Akcakale in the Sanliurfa province not far from the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad on Friday. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more over the last days due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan chats with students during a graduation ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, June 11, 2015. President Erdogan on Thursday urged the country's political parties to work quickly to form a new government, saying egos should be left aside and that history would judge anyone who left Turkey in limbo. In his first public appearance since Sunday's parliamentary election, Erdogan said no political development should be allowed to threaten Turkey's gains. He said he would do his part in finding a solution with the powers given to him by the constitution

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Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan chats with students during a graduation ceremony in Ankara, Turkey. President Erdogan on Thursday urged the country’s political parties to work quickly to form a new government

The Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria shows Syrian refugees waiting on the Syrian side of the border crossing near Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, south-eastern Turkey, 10 June 2015. More than 320,000 people are likely to have been killed in Syria's civil war, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on 09 June. The organization said said it had been able to document the deaths of 230,618 people, including 69,494 civilians of whom more than 7,000 were children. The crisis in Syria started in March 2011 with peaceful demonstrations calling for more freedom from the repressive al-Assad regime, but quickly degenerated into violence after deadly crackdowns by security forces

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The Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria shows Syrian refugees waiting on the Syrian side of the border crossing near Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, south-eastern Turkey on Wednesday

Young supporters of pro-Kurdish...TOPSHOTS Young supporters of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) celebrate in the streets the results of the legislative election, in Diyarbakir on June 7, 2015. The Turkey's Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) secured 41 percent of the vote, followed by the Republican People's Party (CHP) on 25 percent, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on 16.5 and the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) fourth on 12.5 percent. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

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Young supporters of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) celebrate in the streets the results of the legislative election, in Diyarbakir. Turkey‘s Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) secured 41 per cent of the vote, followed by the Republican People’s Party (CHP) on 25 per cent, the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on 16.5 per cent and the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) came fourth with 12.5 per cent.

Syrian refugees are seen on Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece...REFILE CORRECTIN GRAMMAR Seven-month-old Syrian refugee Jaffe is held by her mother Nada in a Greek coast guard van next to her father Ahmed (L), after they were rescued, on the Greek island of Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece early May 26, 2015. Hundreds of mainly Syrian and Afghan immigrants on Tuesday landed on the Greek island of Kos in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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Seven-month-old Syrian refugee Jaffe is held by her mother Nada in a Greek coast guard van next to her father Ahmed. They were rescued, on the Greek island of Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece early on Monday 

Supporters of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) wait for the appearance Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of the party to deliver an election campaign speech during a rally in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday, May 21, 2015, before Turkey's general election on June 7.  The ADP is a small party, but if it gains 10 percent of the vote it will enter parliament as a party, and could change the face of the country's politics

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Supporters of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) wait for the appearance Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of the party to deliver an election campaign speech during a rally in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday

A miner sits at by a grave as relatives and friends gather at the cemetery in the Turkish town of Soma in the Manisa district, western Turkey, on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the Soma mine disaster in which 301 workers were killed after an explosion on May 13, 2014. The miners were killed after inhaling gas and toxic smoke from the fire which was caused when an abandoned pile of coal left next to an electrical transformer caught fire

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A miner sits at by a grave as relatives and friends gather at the cemetery in the Turkish town of Soma in the Manisa district, western Turkey, on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the Soma mine disaster in which 301 workers were killed after an explosion one year again

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ...NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is seen on the screen of a camera as he delivers a speech at NATO Foreign Minister's Meeting in Antalya on May 13, 2015. Turkey hosts NATO foreign ministers for a meeting to discuss threats to the alliance including Islamic State jihadists and the policies of Russia on its borders.    AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is seen on the screen of a camera as he delivers a speech at NATO Foreign Minister’s Meeting in Antalya on Wednesday. Turkey hosts NATO foreign ministers for a meeting to discuss threats to the alliance including Islamic State jihadists and the policies of Russia on its borders.