TERRORISM IN ISTANBUL LEAVES SCORES DEAD …
At least 39 people have been killed, including at least 15 foreigners, in an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey. The horrific massacre took place as at least 700 nightclub-goers were celebrating New Years Eve in Istanbul, Turkey, when the terrorist struck. According to reports. it was a lone terrorist gunman who reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before opening fire, armed with an AK-47.
A gunman opened fire in Reina nightclub at about 01:30 local time (22:30 GMT), as revellers marked the new year.
Suleyman Soylu said efforts were continuing to find the attacker, who was believed to have acted alone.
At least 69 people were being treated in hospital, the minister added. Four were said to be in a serious condition.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attackers were trying to “create chaos” and pledged to “fight to the end” against terrorism.
Addressing reporters early on Sunday, Mr Soylu said: “This was a massacre, a truly inhuman savagery.”
“A manhunt for the terrorist is under way. Police have launched operations. We hope the attacker will be captured soon.”