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Timeline of major attacks in Turkey since 2015

After at least six people were killed in an explosion in the heart of Istanbul, here is a timeline of the major explosions in Turkey.

At least six people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion on Istanbul’s popular pedestrian thoroughfare, Istiklal Avenue, the city’s governor tweeted.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear.

This is the first such explosion in Turkey’s largest city in several years. Turkey was hit by a series of deadly bombings between 2015 and 2017 by ISIL (ISIS) and illegal Kurdish groups.

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Here is a timeline of the explosions in Turkey:

July 2015: At least 30 people were killed and almost 100 injured after an explosion in the southeastern Turkish city of Suruc, on the border with Syria.

August 2015: A bomb attack at a police station in Istanbul injured five policemen and two civilians.

October 2015: Two explosions at a road junction in the center of the Turkish capital, Ankara, have killed at least 95 people and injured nearly 200 more.

February 2016: At least 28 people were killed and 60 others injured in a car bomb in Ankara.

March 2016: At least 37 people were killed and more than 70 were hospitalized with injuries after a car bomb exploded in Ankara.

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March 2016: At least five people were killed and 36 injured after an explosion believed to have been caused by a suicide bomber hit the popular Istiklal Street in Istanbul’s central Taksim Square area.

June 2016: At least 41 people were killed and nearly 239 wounded in an attack at Istanbul’s main Ataturk international airport.

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August 2016: More than 50 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a suicide attack on a wedding ceremony in Turkey’s southeastern Gaziantep province, near the Syrian border.

October 2016: A car bomb attack on a military station has killed at least 18 people in Hakkari province in southeastern Turkey.

November 2016: ISIL claimed responsibility for a car bomb that killed nine people in Kurdish-dominated southeast Turkey.

December 2016: Two explosions hit the Turkish city of Istanbul, killing at least 38 people, mostly police personnel, and wounding more than 160.

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January 2017: At least 39 people have been killed and dozens more injured in an attack on a crowded nightclub in Istanbul.

January 2017: An explosion outside a courthouse in the Turkish Aegean city of Izmir has killed at least two people, including a police officer, and injured several others, according to a statement from the city’s governor.

July 2019: At least three people were killed in a car bomb explosion in the southern Turkish city of Reyhanli, near the Syrian border.

September 2019: Seven people were killed and 10 others injured in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakir province when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on a road blew up as a vehicle carrying villagers passed by.

November 2022: At least six people were killed and a dozen others injured on Sunday, November 13, when an explosion rocked a busy pedestrian street in central Istanbul, according to the local governor and posted videos.

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