Protesters have gathered in Istanbul’s Taksim square to criticise Europe’s migrant policies.
Some of them carried banners depicting the image of three-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi, who was found on a beach near the resort town of Bodrum.
The demonstrators accused European nations and their leaders of turning a blind eye to the deaths of the boy, his brother and mother, as well as those of hundreds of others migrants.
Many people have also been reacting to Aylan’s death on social media.
all Animals in the sea Sad and cry on #AylanKurdi Icant sleep yesterday my heart hurt on him
bouricha</a> <a href="http://t.co/FVpLtrZiVk">pic.twitter.com/FVpLtrZiVk</a></p>— #IRAQ شمرية العراق (moonnor27) September 3, 2015</blo
'Looking for a safe land' pic.twitter.com/WtSAHJV5E7— Mahnaz Yazdani (@MahnazYazdani) 3 Septembre 2015
The #Syria -n Child on Turkey's shores emerging as a symbol for crisis. Photo via
AdiKhair</a> : <a href="http://t.co/MqDpluH30q">pic.twitter.com/MqDpluH30q</a></p>— Joyce Karam (Joyce_Karam) 2 Septembre 2015
It is HUMANITY that really drowned & died on the shore of a Mediterranean beach, not just #AylanKurdi.3 Septembre 2015
“Prefieren no mirar”-
perezreverte</a> <a href="http://t.co/iLjrrMd1fy">http://t.co/iLjrrMd1fy</a> <a href="http://t.co/VrDGXg4DFj">pic.twitter.com/VrDGXg4DFj</a></p>— elchicotriste (elchicotriste0) 3 Septembre 2015