TRAVEL GAZETTE – The terrorist attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport Tuesday that killed 36 people and injured many others was the latest in a spate of terror attacks in the country. Following is a list of some of those attacks in the country in recent months:
June 8, 2016 — A car bomb attack by Kurdish militants on a police station in the town of Midyat in southeastern Turkey killed three people and wounded more than 30.
June 7, 2016 — Seven police officers and four civilians were killed and 36 others injured in a car bombing attack on a police shuttle bus in central Istanbul’s main tourist district.
March 19, 2016 — A suicide bomber killed himself and four others in a central Istanbul shopping and tourism district, wounding at least 36 people. The bomber was later identified as a Turkish member of Islamic State.
March 13, 2016 — A car bomb tore through a crowded transport hub in the capital city of Ankara, killing at least 34 people and wounding 125 others. Officials blamed the Kurdistan Workers Party for the attack.
Jan. 10, 2016 — A suicide bomber thought to have crossed from Syria killed at least 10 tourists, nine of them German, in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet Square. The Islamic State was blamed for the attack.
Dec. 23, 2015 — One person was killed when an explosion hit Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport located on the Asian side of the city. The attack was claimed by a Kurdish militant group.
Oct. 10, 2015 — More than 120 people were killed and almost 250 others wounded when two blasts hit Ankara’s central railway station targeting a peace rally. The Islamic State was blamed for the most deadly attack of its kind on Turkish soil.