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.
A Syrian refugee woman looks out from a window with no glass, in a house in the Kucukpazar area of Istanbul. Syrian government forces are waging a campaign of siege warfare and starvation against civilians as part of its military strategy, a UN-mandated probe said on Wednesday.
Demonstrators take cover from a police water cannon as fireworks, thrown by other protesters, explode around them during a protest against the opening of a road that intersects part of the Middle East Technical University campus in Ankara.
US golfer Tiger Woods hits a shot on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul on Tuesday, during an event to promote the upcoming Turkish Airlines Open golf tournament
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Turkish protesters use fireworks as riot policemen take position during clashes in Istanbul on Tuesday, following the death of a 22-year-old demonstrator in the southeastern city of Antakya
Fighters from the People’s Protection Units of the Committee for the Protection of the Kurdish People stand in a trench holding a position about 30 kilometres south of the Kurdish town of Derik, in northeastern Hasakeh governorate, on the border with Turkey and Iraq. In recent weeks dozens of militants were killed as Kurdish and Arab rebels clashed in Syria’s northeastern Hasaka province
A protester sits in front of a police line blocking access to the courthouse in Silivri, near Istanbul, on Monday, where clashes erupted after the court handed down sentences in the Ergenekon trial of 275 people accused of plotting to overthrow the government
Turkish riot police clash with protesters following verdicts in the Ergenekon trial in Silivri, near Istanbul, one of the most politically charged trials in the country’s history
Ali Fuat Kalkan, a former Turkish screenwriter, enjoys his evening cigarette as he sits in a small alleyway in downtown Istanbul, Turkey.
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A woman walks past an anarchy sign as she covers her face to protect herself from the tear gas fired by riot police during a protest in Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul. Turkish riot police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to block demonstrators from entering a small Istanbul park, the birthplace of the unrest that has engulfed the country
Portugal’s Joao Mario, right, and Ghana’s Richmond Niketiah jump for the ball during their Under-20 World Cup round football match at the Kadir Has Stadium in Kayseri, Turkey
A rain soaked couple dances as a pianist is playing in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey on Friday.
Turkish riot police rest in front of a damaged bank at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday. Turkish police took up posts around Taksim Square, a day after continuous clashes in which police tried to clear the central plaza of anti-government protesters. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was to meet later with a group of public figures and artists to discuss two weeks of protests against his government.
A protester stands defiantly in front of burning wreckage during a clash with Turkish riot police at Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday evening.
A protester throws a Molotov cocktail at riot police during clashes that raged for more than two hours in Taksim Square, Istanbul, on Tuesday.