Since 2014, Turkey has been the target of numerous bloody terrorist attacks, most often credited to ISIS. The series was particularly violent between 2015 and 2017.
Here is a list of the most serious attacks.
* January 6, 2015 – Sultanahmet, Istanbul: a suicide bomber, a Russian woman from Dagestan, hits a police station, killing a policeman.
* June 5, 2015 – Diyarbakir (east): two bombs explode at a demonstration of the pro-Kurdish party HDP. Four dead.
* July 20, 2015 – Sanliurfa (southeast): a suicide bomber blows himself up in a municipal cultural center, killing 33 young pro-Kurdish activists who wanted to go and contribute to the reconstruction of the Kurdish-Syrian city of Kobane.
* 10 October 2015 – Ankara: double suicide bombing three weeks before the early elections. Two explosions take place outside the central station where a demonstration by the HDP and left-wing trade unions is taking place. The dead are 103.
* January 12, 2016 – Sultanahmet, Istanbul: suicide bomber against tourists. Twelve dead including 11 Germans and a Peruvian.
* March 19, 2016 – Istiklal Street, Istanbul: a suicide bomber, a Turk who joined ISIS in Syria, blows himself up in the shopping street. Five civilians die, all foreigners.
* June 20, 2016 – Gaziantep (east): a boy in a jacket filled with explosives blows himself up at a Kurdish wedding, killing 57 people.
* June 28, 2016 – Istanbul: three armed men (two Russians and one Kyrgyz) wearing explosive belts attack the international terminal of Ataturk airport. Two of them detonate themselves, the other is killed by the police before setting off the detonator. The dead are 44, mostly foreigners.
* January 1, 2017 – Istanbul, Ortakoy: a gunman opens fire on the visitors of the Reina nightclub, where the New Year is celebrated. Thirty-nine people die. This is the only attack officially claimed by Isis.