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October Today in Terrorism

October 21, 2007: PKK executes sophisticated attack on Turkish soldiers

On October 21, 2007 PKK terrorists killed at least 17 Turkish soldiers and wounded 16 others near Turkey’s border with Iraq.

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Perspectives

How does barring Islamist political parties from democracy help?

Democracies must allow Islamist parties to run for office: anything short of this provides terrorist groups with free propaganda and potential recruits.

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July Today in Terrorism

July 9, 2008: Terrorists start firefight outside US Consulate in Istanbul

On July 9, 2008 Great Eastern Islamic Raiders Front terrorists engaged in a firefight outside the US Consulate in Istanbul killing three people

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COVID-19 Quick Hits

Quick Hits 141 – Are we misusing the term ‘terrorism’?

Doctor charged with ‘terrorism’ for embarrassing Turkish government over COVID figures

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February Today in Terrorism

February 1, 2018: PKK bombs tax office in Turkey

On this day in 2018 PKK terrorists in Turkey bombed a tax office in the capital city of Ankara injuring three people.

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January Today in Terrorism

January 13, 2016: Siege in southeast Turkey

On this day in 2016 five people were killed and 39 wounded in a car bomb attack on a police station and adjacent housing for officers in south-eastern Turkey

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Perspectives

Will the newest flare up in Nagorno-Karabakh lead to Armenian terrorism?

Renewed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh could lead to a new wave of Armenian terrorism.

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Today in Terrorism

PKK arson and murder in Basbaglar, Turkey (July 5, 1993)

On this day in 1993, PKK terrorists slaughtered 33 villagers in eastern Turkey and burned down 200 buildings including a clinic and a mosque.

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Today in Terrorism

March 12, 1985 | Attack on Turkish Embassy in Ottawa

On this day in 1985 three well-armed men driving a rented moving truck arrived at the Turkish Embassy and proceeded to shoot dead a 31-year old security guard.

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Today in Terrorism

March 9, 2004 | Attack on Freemasons in Istanbul

On this day in 2004 two terrorists opened fire in a restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey frequented by Masons before detonating suicide vests.