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Worst Bomb Attacks In Turkey

Worst Bomb Attacks In Turkey

It has been an extremely deadly year for Turkey as it battles kurdish and Islamist extremists.


March 13 : At least 34 people are killed and dozens wounded in a suicide ca bomb attack in Ankara. The TAK claims the assault.

February 17 : At least 29 are killed in a car bombing targeting the Turkish military in Ankara. The attack was claimed by TAK.


October 10 - In the bloodiest attack in Turkey's history, 103 people are killed and more than 500 wounded in twin suicide bombings targeting a pro Kurdish peace rally in Ankara. The prime minister says IS was the main suspect.


May 11 - A twin car bomb attack kills 52 people in the town of Reyhanli near the Syrian border. Ankara blames pro Damascus groups.


July 27 - Two bombings in Istanbul leave 17 dead and 115 wounded. Ankara blames the PKK.


September 12 - 10 people are killed in a bomb blast in Diyarbakir, the largest city in the mainly Kurdish southeast.


November 15 and 20  - Four suicide car bomb attacks in Istanbul hit two synagogues, the British consulate and a branch of the British multinational bank HSBC, leaving 63 dead, including Britain's consul general, and hundreds wounded. The attacks are claimed by Al-Qaeda and a Turkish extremist group named the Islamic Front of Raiders of the Great Orient.


March 13 - 12 people are killed in a fire bombing on an Istanbul shopping mall. The attack is claimed by the PKK, which later retracts its statement.


December 25 - Explosives and fire bombs are hurled at an Istanbul department store, killing 17 people and injuring 23. The attack is blamed on the PKK.


September 6 - A twin suicide bombing kills 22 people at a synagogue in Istanbul.