Smoke rises after an airstrike by an alliance war plane on Islamic State in the west of Kobani, Syria, where Kurdish fighters YPG are trying to defend the city, near Suruc district, Sanliurfa
Kurdish protesters in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir demand increased western intervention against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis). Fresh air strikes by the US-led coalition hit positions held by Isis jihadis nearby in the key Syrian border town of Ain al-Arab, according to an AFP journalist
Turkish tanks line up on a hill outside the village of Mursitpinar next to the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobani by the Kurds, on the Turkish-Syrian border on Monday
A Turkish soldier wearing a protective mask while Syrian refugees wait behind a barb wire barrier to be transferred to a camp after they crossed the border at the Yumurtalik gate near Sanliurfa, southeast of Turkey
A Syrian toddler sleeps in a makeshift cradle installed in a tent set up for refugees in the Suruc district, near Sanliurfa, Turkey on Wednesday. Turkey according to the UN agency for refugees (UNHCR) is facing the ‘biggest influx’ of Syrian refugees since the start of the war three years ago
Syrian Kurds cross the border between Syria and Turkey at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province. The numbers of Kurdish refugees fleeing into Turkey to escape the advance of Islamic State jihadists in northern Syria has slowed considerably over the last few days, Turkish officials said on Wednesday.
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Kurdish Syrian refugees walk at the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on Wednesday
Syrian Kurds cross the border between Syria and Turkey at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province
A Syrian Kurdish refugee sleeps on the ground near the town of Suruç in the Sanliurfa province of Turkey, near the border with Syria
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Syrian refugees cross the Syrian-Turkish border near Sanliurfa, Turkey. Nearly 100,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, have crossed into Turkey in the past three days
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
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
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.