Islamic State claim responsibility for Istanbul club attack
IS’ statement called the gunman, who is still on the run, its “soldier” who attacked Christians for celebrating a holiday the jihadist terrorists deem “apostate,” reported Dogan News Agency.
An armed assailant opened fire at Reina Club, reportedly dressed as Santa Claus, killing 24 foreigners, 11 Turkish citizens and four victims yet to be identified.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim dismissed the claims the attacker was dressed as Santa Claus, despite CCTV appearing to show that they were, according to Daily Sabah.
Turkish Police said the attacker has “yet to be identified”.
Ankara and Istanbul have been targeted by several attacks throughout 2016 carried out by IS terrorists or PKK militants, killing more than 180 people, reported Yeni Safak.
You may be interested
Longest Balkan railway tunnel opens in Greece (VIDEO)makis - Feb 20, 2018
The longest tunnel in Greece and the Balkans was finally opened to rail traffic this week after years of construction.…
Turkey renews the NAVTEX that blocks the drillings in the Cypriot EEZ!makis - Feb 20, 2018
The illegal NAVTEX in the sea area of Block 3 in the Cypriot EEZ has been renewed by the Turkish…
Is Italian ENI drilling ship abandoning Cyprus after Turkish aggression?makis - Feb 20, 2018
The SAIPEM 12000 drilling ship from Italian energy company ENI is preparing to depart the “Supa” target in sea block…