More than 250 people have been killed in this wave of attacks by the two groups in less than one year. The following is a list of the worst bomb attacks since July 20 last year, when ISIL staged its first major attack on civilians in Turkey.
June 28, 2016: At least 41 people were killed in a triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport. Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said all the evidence points to ISIL as the suspect.
June 7, 2016: At least seven police officers and four civilians were killed when a bomb ripped through a police vehicle near the historic center of Istanbul. The outlawed Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK), a group linked to the PKK, claimed the attack.
March 19, 2016: Three Israelis and one Iranian were killed and dozens were injured in a suicide bombing targeting Istanbul’s retail and culture center İstiklal Avenue. Reports said it was an ISIL attack.
March 13, 2016: At least 34 people were killed and dozens wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in the capital city of Ankara. The TAK claimed responsibility for the attack.
Feb. 17, 2016: At least 29 were killed in a car bombing targeting military shuttle buses at a spot close to the General Staff HQ in Ankara. This attack was also claimed by TAK.
Jan. 12, 2016: Eleven German tourists were killed and another 16 people were wounded in a suicide attack by a Syrian bomber in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district, the ancient tourist heart of the city. Former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said the bomber belonged to ISIL.
Oct. 10, 2015: In the bloodiest single attack in Turkey’s history, at least 101 people were killed and more than 500 were wounded in twin suicide bombings targeting a peace rally in Ankara. The prime minister said ISIL was the suspect.
July 20, 2015: Thirty-four young activists were killed and about 100 were wounded in a suicide bombing in the southeastern town of Suruç near the border with Syria. Turkish officials again blamed ISIL.