Police officers with K9 dogs walk in the streets of Istanbul on July 1, 2018, after Turkish authorities banned the annual Gay Pride Parade for a fourth year in a row. Around thousand people gathered on a street near Istiklal Avenue.
People hold pictures of victims as they attend a memorial to mark the 103rd anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Istanbul, Turkey, 24 April 2018. Armenians say up to 1.5 million people were killed during World War I as the Ottoman Empire was falling apart, a claim supported by many other countries.Most intellectuals recognize the mass killings as genocide, but the Turkish government resists the label and insists the number of deaths is smaller.
People tried to march to Taksim Square, in Istanbul during the ban of May Day celebrations in the iconic square. More than fifty of people, workers and activists marked May Day in Besiktas neighbourhood, Istanbul, Turkey, on May 1, 2018. Turkish police arrest a protester attempting to defy a ban and march on Taksim Square to celebrate May Day on May 1, 2018 in Istanbul.
Protesters hold Palestinian and Turkish flags and shout slogans against Israel during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, 14 May 2018. According to media reports, at least 52 Palestinians protesters were killed and more than 2000 others were injured during clashes in Gaza-Israeli border during clashes against the US embassy move to Jerusalem as well as marking Nakba Day.
A little girl playing in the Grand Mosque in Bursa, Turkey
Galatasaray's supporters celebrate their 2017-2018 champion title in Istanbul on May 19, 2018, after the Turkish Spor Toto Super league football match between Goztepe and Galatasaray which Galatasaray won 1-0. Galatasaray have won the Turkish Super League for the 21st time.