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End of August 2016: Turkey - Additional bridge over the Bosphorus Strait.

A third bridge, the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, between the Asian and European parts of Istanbul was inaugurated on August 26, 2016. It includes eight lanes for vehicles and two for transit rails. It is the work of French engineer Michel Virlogeux (author among others of the Millau Viaduct) and Swiss engineer Jean-François Klein.

July 15, 2016: Turkey – Failed putsch.

After the failed putsch in Turkey, thousands of judges, police officers and soldiers have been arrested. More than 20,000 teachers or civil servants have been dismissed or suspended from their duties. The purges are directly not only against the authors of the coup, but also all opponents to President Erdogan. Supporters of Fethullah Gülen, currently emigrated to the United States, are particularly targeted.  People fear that Turkey is moving towards a totalitarian regime.

July 2, 2016: Turkey - Terrorist attack at the Istanbul Airport.

A terrorist attack, attributed to DAECH, took place on Saturday, July 2 at Istanbul's Ataturk international airport. It killed 45 (including 19 foreigners) and injured more than 200. It has been the fourth terrorist attack in Turkey and the third in Istanbul since the beginning of this year. However, Istanbul's Ataturk airport quickly resumed its activities.

Repeated terrorist attacks have badly affected the development of tourism in Turkey and particularly in the capital Istanbul. The Turkish seaside resorts are less badly hit.

Early June 2016: Turkey - Terrorist attacks.

On June 7, an attack killed 11 (mainly policemen) and injured 36 in the historical center of Istanbul. A few days later on, another attack injured several people in Ovacik in the east of Turkey.

Mid-March 2016: Turkey - Deadly attacks.

On Sunday March 13, an attack killed 40 people and injured 125 people in the center of Ankara. Two other deadly attacks took already place in the Turkish capital on 10 October 2015 (103 dead) and February 17, 2016 (29 dead).

On March 19, 2016, a suicide bombing in Istanbul left 4 dead and 36 wounded, most of them being foreign nationals. On January 10, 2016, the tourist center of Istanbul was also the place where a terror attack killed 11 tourists (including 10 Germans). The last of these attacks was committed by a member of ISIS, the others by Kurdish dissidents.


 

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