August 2016: Suicide Wedding Bomber: Deadliest Attack in Turkey

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Suicide Wedding Bomber: Deadliest Attack in Turkey
Image of people carrying dead bodies into ambulance after explosion at wedding in Turkey
On August 20, 2016, a suicide bomber in Turkey attacked a wedding ceremony, killing more than 50 people. Turkish authorities name ISIS as the perpetrators. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu states that Turkey has become a target for the Islamic State because the country makes efforts to stop recruits and makes arrests of suspects in Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also made a statement claiming ISIS did "not represent Islam," making Turkey an even larger target. This is the deadliest attack in Turkey this year.
Photo source: DHA via AP
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