Baki Kaya, former staff colonel in the Turkish army, explained: "Suicide bombings have always been used to spread terror. There were over 50 suicide attacks carried out by the PKK between 1990 and 2000, one of which happened in the officers' club in Van where I was on duty. The PKK has proven it can terrorize people like ISIS does." Kaya also drew attention to how tons of explosives that were used in the PKK's recent suicide attacks could be brought to Turkey within such a short period of time. He claimed the ammunition and weapons were being reserved in Turkey.They stockpiled the explosives and garnered supporters during the reconciliation process. While Turkish security forces believed a resolution could be reached, the PKK knew they would never make peace with the government. They prepared for today.