Media reported about the possible nationality of the suspect in the terrorist attack in Istanbul


The organizer of an armed attack on a night club Reina in Istanbul, which killed 39 people, could make a citizen of Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan. It is reported by CNN Turk, citing police data.

According to the TV station, the suspect may be linked to the banned terrorist group “Islamic state”.

Earlier the interior Minister of Turkey, Suleyman Soylu said that law enforcement agencies continue to search for the attacker. According to him, “the terrorist was dressed in a coat, and after the attack got changed and left the club in other clothes”.

On the night of January 1 at 1:15 local time (00:15 GMT), armed with a Kalashnikov, a man attacked a night club Reina in Istanbul Ortakoy. Unknown shot the security guard of an institution, broke into the premises and opened fire on the visitors. The club at the time of the incident there were more than 700 people.

The incident at the interior Ministry of Turkey has called a terrorist act. According to the national police, the attack killed 39 people,16 of them are foreigners (citizens of Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, Libya and Israel), another 69 people were injured varying degrees of severity.

The Consulate General of Russia TASS reported that among those killed in the attack, there is a Russian woman. The interlocutor of Agency has explained that it is about a girl who was initially considered a citizen of Azerbaijan. Her identity is currently installed.

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