Turkey

Explosive violence in Turkey in 2016

  • There were 2,675 deaths and injuries from explosive violence
  • 68% (1,825) were civilians
  • Of civilian deaths and injuries, 94% were caused by IEDs
    • 47% were due to suicide attacks
  • 31% of civilian deaths and injuries occurred in just one city – Istanbul.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, Turkey saw a 7,682% rise in civilian casualties from explosive violence. In 2016 the increase continued, with civilian casualty levels more than doubling.
  • Of the 110 explosive violence incidents in Turkey in 2016, just six caused 54% of the total civilian deaths and injuries.
    • The six most harmful attacks were car bombs, suicide bombs or both.
  • 757 armed actors and security personnel were also killed and injured by IEDs in Turkey

Explosive violence trends and patterns in Turkey (2011-2016)

  • Turkey has consistently been one of the states worst impacted by explosive violence
  • Between 2011-2016 Turkey has seen 4,693 deaths and injuries from explosive violence
  • Of these, 69% (3,221) were civilians
  • 94% of civilian deaths and injuries were caused by IEDs
  • 50% of civilian deaths and injuries were caused by suicide attacks.
  • 2016 was the worst year yet for civilian deaths and injuries from explosive violence in Turkey
    • 56% of all civilian deaths and injuries between 2011-2016 occured in 2016
    • 83% occurred in the last two years (2015 and 2016)

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