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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

Soldiers carry wreaths sent by government officials ahead of the funeral parade for Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK. He has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

Soldiers carry wreaths sent by government officials ahead of the funeral parade for Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK. He has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

A captain commanding the honor guard waits for the funeral parade of Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK. He has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

Officers and non-commissioned Officers of the four armed forces of Turkey wait for the coffin of Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK, and who has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

Turkish military commanders and politicians wait for the funeral parade of Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK, and who has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

Turkish military commanders and politicians wait for the funeral parade of Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK, and who has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

Turkish military commanders and politicians wait for the funeral parade of Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK, and who has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

A soldier carries the portrait of Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK, and who has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

Soldiers carrying the coffin of Colonel Ihsan Ejdar march in front of his mourning family. Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK, has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

Soldiers stand by the coffin of Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK, and who has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

Soldiers of the honor guard march ahead of the funeral parade of Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK, and who has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

A navy non-commissioned officer directs workers arranging the Turkish Armed Forces' wreaths in front of Kocatepe mosque. Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK, has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

Workers carry the wreath by Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be placed next to the one sent by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in honor of Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK. He has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

Workers arrange the wreath sent by the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in honor of Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK. He has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

A sign reads "Area for Relatives of the deceased" during the funeral of of Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK, and who has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

The mother of fallen colonel is helped towards the Kocatepe mosque. Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK, has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

Soldiers carry the coffin and portrait of Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK, and who has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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Ankara
By Piero Castellano
18 Oct 2015

Soldiers carry the coffin and portrait of Army Lieutenant Colonel Ihsan Ejdar, 43, killed in combat with outlawed PKK, and who has been laid to rest with a State funeral at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara on October 18, 2015.

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By Piero Castellano
01 Apr 2014

A protester holding a sign reading "You don't need to play April's Fools day jokes, Melih", referring to incumbent Mayor of Ankara Melih Gökçek and the allegations of massive electoral frauds.

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By Piero Castellano
01 Apr 2014

Riot policemen jumping over a fence to reach protesters fleeing into a park.

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By Piero Castellano
01 Apr 2014

Riot policemen jump over a fence to flank fleeing demonstrators into a park.

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By Piero Castellano
01 Apr 2014

A group of people challenge a water cannon attack, waving Turkish flags and saluting with the "V" sign and the "wolf salute", a Turkeish Nationalist symbolic gesture.

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By Piero Castellano
01 Apr 2014

A woman and some protesters challenge the riot police, howling at them while saluting with the "wolf sign": the "Grey "Wolves", a right wing organization with a shady past, is apparently more and more often joining the protests sparked by allegations of massive electoral frauds in the March 30th elections. Being advocates of Law and Order, the participation of "Grey Wolves" in street protests against the police is unprecedented.

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By Piero Castellano
01 Apr 2014

Protesters holding Turkish flags and portraits of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk confront riot police.

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By Piero Castellano
01 Apr 2014

A protester holds a shoe box stuffed with fake money. The Government of Prime Minister R.T. Erdoğan has been shaken by a major corruption scandal last December, when a police raid found conspicuous amount of cash, in the millions of euro, in private houses of Ministers' sons and bank executive, some of them stuffed in shoe boxes. Since then, the shoe box is a symbol of corruption in Turkey.

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By Piero Castellano
01 Apr 2014

A reporter runs towards a TOMA water cannon backing riot police, who is chasing demonstrators to a side road.

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By Piero Castellano
01 Apr 2014

A TOMA water cannon and a group a riot policemen around the founder of Turkish Republic's statue.

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By Piero Castellano
01 Apr 2014

Riot policemen chase the fleeing crowd after water cannons dispersed them.

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By Piero Castellano
01 Apr 2014

A TOMA water cannon attack a group of demonstrators, producing a light rainbow.

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By Piero Castellano
01 Apr 2014

Two demonstrators are targeted by a water cannon in front of the statue of Atatürk.

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By Piero Castellano
01 Apr 2014

A military funeral passes in front of the Electoral Commission building, cheered by the crowd. In spite of a history of coups and intervention in politics, the Turkish Armed Forces are still very popular in Turkey, especially after a series of sensational trials against hundreds of military officers have been denounced as flawed.

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Ankara Protest (30 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
02 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

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Ankara Protest (29 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
02 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

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Ankara Protest (28 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
02 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

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Ankara Protest (27 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
02 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

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Ankara Protest (26 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
02 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

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Ankara Protest (25 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
02 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

A man sells masks for protection against tear gas.

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Ankara Protest (24 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
02 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

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Ankara Protest (21 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
02 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.

A man uses milk for use against tear gas.

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Ankara Protest (20 of 30)
Ankara, Turkey
By Amy Hume
02 Jun 2013

What started as a protest to save Gezi Park, in Istanbul, has turned into countrywide protests. In Turkey's capital city, Ankara, peaceful protestors were met with tear gas and water cannon. The protests have now escalated into a call for PM Tayyip Erdoğan to step down from power.