The death sentence imposed on Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has spurred, as threatened, a wave of bombings in Turkey. Three major attacks have occurred since the sentence was handed down June 29. A suicide bomber killed herself and injured 17 outside a police station in the southern city of Adana July 5; a bomb exploded in a trash can in an Istanbul park killing one person and injuring 25 July 4; and a cafÃ(c) in the southeastern city of Elazig was raked with gunfire that killed four people. Another bomb similar to the one that exploded in the park was defused by police in the business and entertainment district of Beyoglu in Istanbul. There is no defense against such attacks other than to remain alert to your surroundings and watch for suspicious activity. Follow local press reports for current updates.