Judges said Masturzo's photograph captured the tension and emotion as the protests were gathering strength following the disputed vote.
The chair of the jury, Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, said: "The photo shows the beginning of something, the beginning of a huge story. It adds perspectives to news. It touches you both visually and emotionally, and my heart went out to it immediately."
The award carries a cash prize of 10,000 euros.
-- Golnaz Esfandiari