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Two explosions in Istanbul
02:10 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

In one of the most terror-scarred countries in the world, not even New Year’s Day was safe from an attack.

Just an hour after the new year began, a gunman shot his way into a popular high-end nightclub in Istanbul, killing at least 35 people. Scores more were wounded.

The attack was the latest in a wave of deadly violence that has killed people in different parts of Turkey throughout the past 365 days.

2016 was a violent year for Turkey. There were suicide blasts claimed by ISIS and running battles between government forces and outlawed Kurdish PKK militants. A failed coup sparked a wide-ranging crackdown on alleged coup plotters. And the Russian ambassador was gunned down by a man shouting about the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Below are some of the major attacks that occurred this year:

December 20: Assassination of top Russian diplomat