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