August 2016: Suicide Wedding Bomber: Deadliest Attack in Turkey
Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of August 2016.
1. Thailand's Referendum Equals New Constitution 2. Quetta, Pakistan Is Terror Target 3. Update on Boko Haram 4. Saudi Coalition Airstrike Hits Hospital in Yemen 5. Russia Deploys Airstrikes from Iran into Syria 6. UN Admits Responsibility in Haitian Cholera Epidemic 7. Suicide Bomber at Turkish Wedding 8. Thousands Killed in Philippine Drug War 9. Turkey Enters Syrian War 10. Columbian Government Makes Peace with FARC Rebels 11. Attack on American University in Afghanistan 12. Top ISIS Leader Killed 13. Brazil's Senate Votes to Impeach Rousseff
- Suicide Wedding Bomber: Deadliest Attack 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