594 civilians, 1,143 security members killed in terror attacks since June 7 elections

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This picture obtained from the Ihlas News Agency shows a police officer and people walking next to the wreck of public bus following an explosion on December 17, 2016 in Kayseri, central Turkey. Several people were wounded on December 17 in a car bombing close to the public bus in the central Turkish city of Kayseri, television reports said. The Dogan news agency said that the blast took place opposite the Erciyes University in the city. NTV television said there could be fatalities as a result of the blast. The state-run Anadolu news agency said that the bus was owned by the municipal transport authorities in Kayersi but was transporting Turkish soldiers who had taken permission to go to a local market for the day. IHLAS NEWS AGENCY / AFP

A total of 1,692 people including 594 civilians, 549 soldiers and 311 police officers have been killed in terror attacks since June 7, 2015, when Turkey held general elections, according to a report on the Diken news portal on Saturday.

When village guards, victims of a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016 and soldiers killed during Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield in Syria are added, the number of terror victims rises to 1,808.

Turkey faces multiple security threats. It has been hit by a series of bombings over the past 18 months, some of them blamed on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), others on the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

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