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.
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, 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.
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 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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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 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
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 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 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
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 on Wednesday
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.
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 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 one year again
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.