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6000 fans of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the Turkish Republics founder, gather to form a giant Ataturk portrait at Ataturk's mausoleum during the week of Turkish Victory Day (30 August), in Ankara, on 26 August, 2014.

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Six thousand fans of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the Turkish Republics founder, gather to form a giant Ataturk portrait at Ataturk’s mausoleum during the week of Turkish Victory Day, in Ankara, on Tuesday

Displaced Iraqi children from the Yazidi community are pictured in a refugee camp near the Turkey-Iraq border at Silopi in Sirnak on August 14, 2014.  The United States said Wednesday its troops found "far fewer" Yazidi refugees marooned on a northern Iraqi mountain than expected, making an evacuation mission less likely, after air strikes pummeled besieging Islamic militants.

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Displaced Iraqi children from the Yazidi community are pictured in a refugee camp near the Turkey-Iraq border at Silopi in Sirnak

A Palestinian girl holds Turkish flags in Gaza Port on May 29, 2014 during the visit of Turkish ambassador in Palestine Mustafa Sarnic (unseen) to lay flowers at the memorial of martyrs from the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, that was part of a flotilla trying to break the Gaza blockade, who were killed when Israeli naval commandos seized the ship in May 2010.

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A Palestinian girl holds Turkish flags in Gaza Port on Thursday during the visit of the Turkish ambassador in Palestine Sakir Torunlar to lay flowers at the memorial of the 10 activists killed aboard the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara in 2010 after it was boarded by Israeli forces

Clashes in Istanbul during anti-government protests

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Protesters run away from tear gas fired by Turkish riot police during a demonstration against the government in Istanbul, on Thursday, by those who hold the state responsible for the Soma mine explosion

Turkey Mine Disaster Rescue Operation Winds Up As Death Toll Rises To 301...SOMA, TURKEY - MAY 18:  Relatives of miner Turgut Jilmaz, who died in the explosion at Soma mine, grieve in their home in the hamlet of Elmadere close to the mine works on May 18, 2014 near Soma, Turkey. From the small hamlet of Elmadere, which is home to around 90 families, eleven miners died in the Soma mine disaster. Three individuals, who were among 25 people detained in connection with the mining disaster, are facing a charge of causing multiple deaths. 301 people died when an explosion and fire took place within the coal mine on Tuesday resulting in Turkey's worst ever mining disaster.

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Relatives of Turgut Jilmaz, a miner who died in the explosion at a coal mine in Soma, Turkey, grieve in their home in Elmadere. At least 301 people died in Turkey’s worst ever mining disaster. Read more

Turkish miners listen to the mining company s owner, Alp Gurkan, during a news conference in Soma, Turkey, Friday, May 16, 2014. The Turkish mining company defended its safety record Friday, four days after over 250 people died in an underground blaze at its coal mine in western Turkey.

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Turkish miners listen to the mining company’s owner, Alp Gurkan, during a news conference in Soma, Turkey. The Turkish mining company defended its safety record Friday, four days after over 250 people died in an underground blaze at its coal mine in western Turkey

Scores Of Miners Trapped Underground After Fire In Mine...SOMA, TURKEY - MAY 14:  Full clothes baskets of trapped miners hang in the empty changing rooms on May 14, 2014 in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa. An explosion and fire in the coal mine killed at least 274 miners and trapped hundreds more. Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 workers had been in the mine when the blast occurred. Turkey has declared three days of mourning following the disaster. (Photo by Ahmet Sik/Getty Images)

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Baskets full of clothes belonging to trapped miners hang in the empty changing rooms in Soma, southwest Turkey. An explosion and fire in the coal mine killed at least 282 miners and trapped hundreds more. Read more

An injured miner is carried to an ambulance after being rescued from a coal mine he was trapped in Soma...An injured miner is carried to an ambulance after being rescued from a coal mine he was trapped in, in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa, late May 13, 2014. Rescuers pulled more dead and injured from the coal mine in western Turkey on Wednesday more than 12 hours after an explosion, bringing the death toll to 201 in the nation's worst mining disaster for decades. Hundreds more were still believed to be trapped in the mine in Soma, around 120 km (75 miles) northeast of the Aegean coastal city of Izmir. The explosion, which triggered a fire, occurred shortly after 3 pm (1200 GMT) on Tuesday. REUTERS/Emre Tazegul Emre Tazegu/Reuters

An injured miner is carried to an ambulance after being rescued from a coal mine he was trapped in, in Soma, a district in Turkey’s western province of Manisa. Rescuers pulled more dead and injured from the mine on Wednesday, more than 12 hours after an explosion, bringing the death toll to more than 200, in the nation’s worst mining disaster for decades. Hundreds more are believed to be still trapped inside the mine. Read more

Turkish protesters run for cover as riot police fire tear gas to disperse a May Day rally near Taksim Square in Istanbul on May 1, 2014. Turkish police used water canon and tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters who tried to defy a Labour Day ban on demonstrations on Istanbul's Taksim Square, the scene of protests that have dogged the government for months.

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Turkish protesters run for cover as riot police fire teargas to disperse a May day rally near Taksim Square in Istanbul on Thursday, the scene of protests that have dogged the government for months

Relatives of Berkin Elvan cry as his cof...Relatives of Berkin Elvan cry as his coffin of is carried on March 11, 2014, in Istanbul. Berkin Elvan, who has been in a coma since June 2013 after being struck in the head by a gas canister during a police crackdown on protesters, died March 11, his family announced via Twitter. The young teenager, the eighth person to be killed in the Gezi Park protests, went into a coma after sustaining a head injury from a gas canister as he went to buy bread during a police crackdown in Istanbul's Okmeydanı neighborhood last June. Elvan has since become one of the prime symbols of violence faced by protesters throughout the nationwide Gezi demonstrations.

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Relatives of Berkin Elvan cry as his coffin is carried on Tuesday in Istanbul. The teenager died on Tuesday after being in a coma since June 2013 after being struck in the head by a gas canister during a police crackdown on protesters. The teenager, the eighth person to be killed in the Gezi Park protests, has become one of the prime symbols of violence faced by protesters throughout the nationwide Gezi demonstrations. Read more