Heart breaking images show the moment a Turkish policeman took to the aid of a pro-coup soldier following the rioting after the failed coup attempt.
Moments before the photos were taken, the soldier was brutally stamped on, punched and pelted with rocks by angry civilians.
The policeman plunged himself into the midst of the violent act, after he saw what was going on, he boarded an armoured vehicle and hugged the soldier (pictured without a weapon or helmet) and urged the angry crowd to calm down.
The anonymous policeman, who had a gas mask on and was carrying a rifle, helped the man up
Death toll caused by the attempted coup has risen to 250 according to a Turkish local newspaper and a Turkish official.