Terrorism in TurkeyThe risk of terrorist attacks in Turkey over the past years can be classified as very high. Compared to other countries here are quite a lot and also momentous incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 893 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 1212 people have been killed and 3577 injured. Among them were 35 suicide acts.
In 64 incedents a total of 256 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage, though a ransom was rarely (2 times) extorted.
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Most frequent attack targets in Turkey(2013 to 2017)
|Journalists & Media||17||9||14||3|
Most affected regions(2013 to 2017)
Terrorist organisations in Turkey
|Peace at Home Council||17||77||13||0|
|Free Syrian Army||1||0||0||0|
|Fetullah Terrorist Organization||1||2||5||0|
|The Independent Military Wing of the Syrian Revolution Abroad||1||2||3||0|
All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.