Published On: Mon, Jul 4th, 2016

Article Scan: “Who’s behind Istanbul airport attack?” (by Metin Gürcan, columnist for Al-Monitor)

METIN-GURCANOver the past 12 months, 298 people have been killed and about 1,000 wounded in 17 terror attacks in Turkey. The attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on the evening of June 28 was the sixth major terror attack in 2016.

What made this attack different from the others was its location. This is the third airport attack in Turkey’s long history of combating terror. In 1982, the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia attacked Ankara Esenboga Airport and killed nine people, and the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, which is affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), fired mortars at Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Istanbul in December 2015.

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