Here’s a selection of the most powerful pictures taken by news-agency photographers in Türkiye this year.
Featured image: Mesut Hancer holds the hand of his 15-year-old daughter, Irmak, who died in the earthquake in Kahramanmaras, Türkiye, in February 2023. (Adem Altan/AFP via Getty Images)
We’ll leave you with one of the most powerful videos of 2023 …
Thousands of teddy bears and other stuffed toys were thrown on to the pitch during a match in Istanbul between Beşiktaş and Antalyaspor, as a donation to children who survived Türkiye’s earthquake.
The event was organised by Beşiktaş fans as part of relief efforts and the Turkish Super Lig game was paused after four minutes and 17 seconds, the earthquake first struck Turkey at 04:17 local time, to allow fans to throw the gifts on to the pitch.