People chant slogans during a protest against security operations against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey cities Cizre and Silopi, in Sirnak on Tuesday
An armed Kurdish militant walks in the Okmeydani district of Istanbul during a demonstration against recent curfews imposed on Kurdish towns
Cars drive past during the first snowfall of the season in Ankara on Wednesday
Protesters shout slogans and hold a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading “Putin, killer!” during a demonstration against Russia on Friday, in Fatih district in Istanbul
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A burning trail a seen on a Russian fighter jet after it was shot down over Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday. The Defense Ministry in Moscow said The Sukhoi Su-24 was reportedly downed by Turkish forces
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Armed Kurdish women militants, man a barricade, on Thursday in the Sur district of Diyarbakir. Tensions rose when pro-Kurdish MP Leyla Zana began her oath with “Biji Asiti”, or “Long live peace” in Kurdish. The phrase triggered a storm that recalled her memorable swearing-in 24 years ago when she also spoke the language that was then still taboo in public.
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President Vladimir Putin signs G20 family photo at the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey
Turkish people carry a huge flag as they attend a ceremony marking the 77th death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday
Refugees and migrants arrive on the Greek Lesbos island after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey
A refugee holds a baby on a beach as the others try to sail off for the Greek island of Chios from the western Turkish coastal town of Cesme, Turkey
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to supporters after morning prayers at Eyup Sultan Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey Erdgoan hailed a big victory for his ruling party in parliamentary elections and called on the world to respect it
A member of Turkish police special forces stands guard on top of a building during a Republic Day ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, on Thursday
A man holds a child after a boat with refugees and migrants sunk while attempting to reach the Greek island of Lesbos from Turkey on Thursday. At least five migrants including three children, died after four boats sank between Turkey and Greece.
Supporters of Bugun and Kanalturk media groups shout slogans towards Turkish riot police onTuesday in Istanbul. Turkish police swooped on the Ankara-based offices of a media groups critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a day after two British reporters were jailed on controversial terror charges
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Refugees and migrants arrive at Lesbos island after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey
Protesters clash with Turkish riot police during a demonstration on Tuesday in Istanbul against the deadly attacks in Ankara
Relatives of Uygar Coskun, who was killed in a twin blast in Ankara, mourn over his coffin during a funeral ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, on Monday. Mourners anxiously began to gather to commemorate the 95 people killed in twin blasts the previous day at a pro-Kurdish peace rally, the worst attack in Turkey’s modern history
Students takes pictures with their mobile phones as Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a ceremony to mark the start of the new school year at Ahmet Sani Gezici Girls’ Imam Hatip School in Istanbul, Turkey
Syrian refugee boy plays with toy guns at Akcakale Refugee Camp in Sanliurfa, southeastern Turkey, on Thursday.
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A Syrian woman stands holding a banner that reads in Turkish ”we are migrants, we will pass” near the highway on their way to the border between Turkey and Greece.