Sunday a deadly bomb explodes in Ankara killing at least 27 and across another continent at least five people are killed after six gunmen open fire at the beach resort of Grand Bassam in the Ivory Coast.
The explosion in Turkey happened around 18:41 local time (16:41 GMT) in Guvenpark in the Kizilay district.
Police quickly evacuated the area fearing a second attack would follow.
Vehicles including a bus were wrecked in the attack and at least 75 people sustained injuries.
Guvenpark in the Kizilay district is a key transport hub and commercial area so casualties may have been fewer as it is a Sunday.
23 people died in the attack and four others on their way to hospital.
Turkey is no stranger to such deadly attacks these days.
First responders are working at the scene.
At time of writing no person or group has claimed responsibility for the Ankara bombing Sunday.
At the Grand Bassam resort in the Ivory Coast six attackers fired on beach-goers in the town, located about 40km (25 miles) east of the country's commercial capital Abidjan.
The resort is a popular destination for local and foreign vacationers; one French citizen died in the attack.
There are reports that the gunmen have been killed or as some prefer to say these days neutralised. The death toll of their victims could rise.
If you can afford to book a luxury hotel stay and are doing so consider your destination carefully.