Terrorism has taken the lives of 35,579 people in 30 years: Report
ANKARA - Anatolia News AgencyTerror attacks have taken the lives of 35,576 people in Turkey in the last 30 years, according to a report published today by Parliament’s Human Rights and Terrorism Commission.
The report states that most of the casualties were between 14 and 25 years old, and it is also says that 386,360 people in 14 provinces have been forced to leave their homes. Some 187,861 of those who were forcibly displaced have returned home, due to a rehabilitation project launched in 1999.
Based on the sources of terrorism experts, the report says more than 11,795 soldiers and police officers have been killed in conflicts, while according to the police directorate 22,049 militants were killed in the same period.
The report also touches on the profiles of the militants who retreat to the mountains between Turkey, Iraq and Syria. According to the statistics, 88 percent of the militants are men, while 50 percent become involved in these groups between the ages of 17 and 20. The youngest person to become a member of an outlawed group was nine-years-old, while the oldest person was 42-years-old. The youngest militant to die was 14-years-old, and the average time that a militant spends in the mountains is 6.9 years.