Syrian refugees brave the cold and snow as they walk to a metro station in Istanbul on Wednesday, at the start of a day’s begging. The civil war, which began as a popular uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011, has killed 200,000 people and turned 3 million more into refugees
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, chats with Jack Lew, US treasury secretary, after the family photo of G20 finance ministers who met in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday
A man walks past Syrian refugees in Istanbul. Heavy snow across large parts of Turkey on January 6 snarled road and air traffic and led to school closures.
Supporter of Turkey’s Zaman demonstrate against the arrest of journalists, outside the Istanbul police headquarters. The Turkish government has been accused of eroding democracy and press freedoms after over two dozen people were arrested in raids against media critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Military honour guard stand outside the main building of the new Presidential Palace complex after a welcome ceremony for Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ankara, Turkey. Putin arrived in Turkey for a one-day visit and met with Erdogan at his huge new palace on once-protected farm land and forest in Ankara on Monday
Turkish soldiers gather around a bonfire in Mursitpinar in the Sanliurfa province near the border with Syria on Monday. Islamic State group jihadists battling for control of the Syrian town of Kobani (Ain al-Arab) suffered some of their heaviest losses yet in 24 hours of clashes and US-led air strikes
Pope Francis visits the Anitkabir, the mausoleum of modern Turkey founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Ankara on Friday. Pope Francis arrived in Turkey for his first visit to the overwhelmingly Muslim but officially secular state, in a challenging trip aimed at building bridges with Islam and supporting the embattled Christian minorities of the Middle East
Participants present creations during the country’s first ever transgender/transsexual fashion show in Istanbul. The show was organised by the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex community to raise funds for a local LGBTI shelter
A Kurdish refugee girl, who is from the Syrian town of Kobani, cooks outside her tent at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province
Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani play at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province
A woman cries during the funeral of a Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighter in Suruc, Turkish southeastern Sanliurfa province, on Thursday
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Syrian refugee boy Celal Iso, 13, poses for photographs as he works in a bakery at Suruc district in Sanliurfa, Turkey. Celal Iso and his family immigrated to Suruc, where they are living in a warehouse. Celal’s father worked in construction but now is jobless. Celal Iso found a job in a bakery to support his family. Every morning, after cleaning the store, he is responsible for packing bread. He works 7 to 12 hours a day for a weekly salary of 20 Turkish liras (7 euros).
A Kurdish refugee boy from the Syrian town of Kobani holds onto a fence that surrounds a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province
A Syrian Kurdish woman and her baby on Thursday in the Rojava refugee camp at Suruc in Sanliurfa province in southeastern Turkey. This week Turkey decided to allow Kurdish forces to cross into Syria to fight in the pivotal border town of Kobani that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, has been on the cusp of overtaking amid a month-long battle .
A Syrian Kurdish woman and her children gather around a fire in a refugee camp at Suruc, in the Sanliurfa province of Turkey on Tuesday. Turkey has dropped its opposition to allowing Kurdish fighters over the border to defend the besieged Syrian town of Kobani.
A Kurdish refugee child from the Syrian town of Kobani holds a bread in a camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province on Monday
A Syrian Kurdish woman walks in a refugee camp in the town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Turkey on Friday
People watch from a hill in Turkish territory as the International anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition continues to carry out airstrikes on the town of Kobani, Syria, as seen from Turkey, near Suruc district, Sanliurfa, Turkey
A Syrian Kurdish child sits in the yard of a mosque where refugees have taken shelter in the Turkish town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, on Wednesday
Kurdish women shout slogans during the funeral of a YPG (People’s Protection Units) fighter in the town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province. Attacking Islamic State jihadists met firm Kurdish resistance in the Syrian battleground town of Kobani on Tuesday