The victim of a stabbing attack in Turkey has branded his attackers "disgusting", saying he owes his life to the "best surgeon in Turkey".
Anti-government protesters and police have been fighting a running battle for control of Istanbul's Taksim Square on an 11th day of clashes.
"We'll never forget what we have seen in the past few days. People bleeding on the street from rubber bullets and nurses beaten by police."
The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey has grown to more than 600,000, according to the Turkish disaster management agency.
Over 400,000 of the refugees are living outside the refugee camps set up predominantly in Turkish border cities, the agency said.
Two Turkish Airlines pilots who were kidnapped in August in Lebanon have been turned over to Lebanese security officials and are expected to fly home later, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency said.
Pilots Murat Akpinar and Murat Agca were abducted two months ago by relatives of one of 11 Lebanese hostages taken in May 2012 by opposition fighters in Syria.
Two of those hostages were released previously, and the remaining nine were freed today, paving the way for the Turkish pilots' release.
Turkey is seen as wielding considerable influence over rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Turkish warplanes have shot down a Syrian helicopter after it violated Turkish airspace, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc has said.
The family of a woman who was shot dead at her Turkish holiday home have said they cannot "comprehend the mentality" of her killer.
Anne Bury was shot dead as she tried to escape her killer while her son and mother were also wounded in the attack.
Friends of the man believed to have killed Anne claimed today that the pair were in a relationship and that the alleged gunman considered her to be his wife.
ITV News' Europe Correspondent Emma Murphy reports from Turkey:
A man claiming to be an old friend of the Turkish gardener accused of killing a British woman has told ITV News that his friend confessed to the shooting.
Ozay Akdogan told our Europe Correspondent Emma Murphy that the gardener Veli Acar came to his house saying: "I killed my wife and I shoot [sic] her son with a hunting gun".
Acar is not known to have been married to his victim, but claims they were in a six-year relationship.
The family of Anne Bury, the woman shot dead while on holiday in Turkey, said they are "pleased to say" her mother and son "are recovering from their injuries" sustained during the shooting.
They said in a statement: "It appears that the person that Anne employed as a general gardener/handyman, to look after her holiday villas, has committed this terrible crime.
"We cannot comprehend the mentality of somebody who would do this to three lovely people who would never harm anybody.
"We are sure that you will understand that we would now like peace and privacy at this time so that we can get on with everything we need to do."
The family of Anne Bury, who was shot dead in Turkey, said in a statement that they "cannot comprehend the mentality" of the gunman who killed her and injured her mother Cecilia and son Alex.
The brother-in-law of Anne Bury has said the family are bewildered and at a loss as to why someone would murder her and shoot at her son Alex and mother Cecilia.
Robert Williams from Guisborough told ITV News, ''We are left feeling somewhat numb as well as saddened by the whole affair.''
Mr Williams was keen to put to rest any speculation about a relationship Anne was having with her gardener - the man believed to be under arrest by police for her murder.
He said the 46-year-old was employed as a maintenance man to look after the gardens and the house while Anne was away.
Anne only used the property a few times a year and for the rest of the time it was rented out, so she needed someone locally to look after it and make sure it was in a good state of repair - including tasks like fixing the air conditioning.
The 56-year-old bought the property in Turkey as a pension investment.
A local gardener is said to have admitted in a court appearance that he was responsible for the death of Anne Bury, who was shot dead while on holiday in Turkey.
Veli Acar claimed that the couple had been in a relationship and he was spurred on by jealousy having seen Ms Bury with another man.
It is important to stress at this point that this has not been commented on by anybody close to the family.
There is also a lesser sentence in Turkey if somebody is found to be responsible for a crime of passion.
According to Anne Bury's son Alex, it was around 5am when he awoke to see a man holding a gun in his bedroom.
He tried to explain that there was a way to move forward without anybody being injured but at that point the man left the room and went in pursuit of his mother.
She is said to have run up flights of stairs and lock herself into a bathroom but shots were fired through that bathroom door and she was killed.
We're told the alleged killer flew into a jealous rage when he saw Mrs Bury with another man but it is important to remember that in Turkey offences viewed as crimes of passion are likely to be punished with shorter sentences and these are the words of a defendant due in court today.