December 2016: Kurdish Militants Kill Dozens in Istanbul
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of December 2016.
1. French President Hollande Won't Seek Reelection 2. Sexual Abuse Scandal Strikes English Soccer 3. Italian Prime Minister Renzi Resigns 4. South Korean Lawmakers Vote to Impeach President Park 5. Kurdish Militants Kill Dozens in Istanbul 6. ISIS Recaptures Palmyra 7. Coptic Christians Targeted in Cairo 8. Boeing Lands First Post-Sanctions Deal with Iran 9. Canadian Actor Alan Thicke Dies 10. Aleppo Back in Government Hands 11. Russian Ambassador Assassinated in Turkey 12. ISIS Strikes Christmas Market in Berlin 13. IMF Head Christine Lagarde Found Guilty 14. Explosions Level Mexican Fireworks Market 15. Singer George Michael Dies 16. New Syrian Cease-Fire
- Kurdish Militants Kill Dozens in Istanbul
- On Dec. 10, 2016, Kurdish militants set off two bombs outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul. The bombs detonate within a minute of each other, killing 38 and injuring 155 others. The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) claims responsibility. These groups are responsible for many of the attacks in Turkey over the past year. The Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu promises, "Sooner or later we will have our vengeance. This blood will not be left on the ground, no matter what the price, what the cost."
- Photo source: AP Photo/Emrah Gurel