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Welcome to the most vulnerable country to terrorism

As long as the Turkish government does not attach priority to the fight against IS, Turkey will remain the most vulnerable country in the world.
Airport employees attend a ceremony for their friends, who were killed in Tuesday's attack at the airport, at the international departure terminal of Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Turkey, June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RTX2J1PM

They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind. For many, this saying applies to the shocking terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. The usual suspect — although it did not declare any formal responsibility — is naturally the Islamic State (IS). The three suicide bombers who blew themselves up June 28, inflicting a devastating blow to Turkish public spirits, to the authority of the government and to the weight of the country in the international political scene, have been identified and point toward IS involvement.

There have been a series of mini-massacres known to be perpetrated by IS during the last year with hundreds of lives lost and more than 1,000 wounded, but all of these were not sufficient to make IS the No. 1 terrorist threat to Turkey.

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