Police in Istanbul arrested a suspect in New year's eve attacked the nightclub Reina, along with 4 other criminals, according to the Turkish news Agency Anadolu.
The suspect, who was not named, was arrested late on Monday night, Anadolu reported, citing security sources. People of Kyrgyz origin and я?я€jt women were taken into custody? Turkish media reported. The arrests occurred during a police operation in the district of Esenyurt of Istanbul, the sources said Andalou, speaking on condition of anonymity because of restrictions on talking to the media.
During the attack, 39 people were killed and dozens injured after a gunman opened fire in the early morning hours of the New year, turning a night of revelry into a nightmare. It was a discouraging start to the new year, which was preceded by numerous acts of terrorism in 2016.
Within 3 days after the shooting Turkish police said they have identified the suspect and distributed his portrait, but did not name him. At that time, the authorities announced that he acted alone. ISIL has claimed responsibility for the attack. Analysts say the recognition LIH potential turning point. ISIS, as a rule, abstains from responsibility for attacks in Turkey, to create "an atmosphere of suspicion in Turkish politics," says the analyst Soner Cagaptay for CNN in 2016.
About 1:15 a.m. on the first day of the New year, a gunman shot and killed a policeman who was guarding the front gate, then stormed inside and began firing. People jumped into the cold waters of the Bosphorus, to avoid death.
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