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We sadly have to report that yet ANOTHER terrorist attack has occurred in Istanbul. Earlier this year there were many scary attacks but this one has unfortunately welcomed their New Year…
The man went into the nightclub in a Santa suit and killed dozens of people and hurt many more.
“Thirty-five people were killed and 40 wounded in an attack in a nightclub early Sunday as they were celebrating the new year, Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin said.
Sahin called the incident “a terror attack.”
The attacker, who has not yet been identified, opened fire inside the high-end Reina nightclub in the busy Besiktas neighborhood of Istanbul, according to Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu.
One victim said as he was pushed into an ambulance that he didn’t know how many attackers there were, but he saw one person and hid.
There have been no claims of responsibility.
The recent wave of terrorist attacks in Turkey have left many people wary.
“This attack is, of course, a horrible development, but not shocking to many Turks who chose to stay inside this New Year’s Eve,” said Aykan Erdemir, former member of the Turkish Parliament.
“Turkey is known to host these big parties to celebrate New Year’s, but this year most citizens were wary of Islamist attacks so they chose to celebrate it at home with their friends.”
He said the attack seemed similar to what happened at the Bataclan, a Paris concert hall that was attacked by gunmen in 2015.
“This is an attack on the Western lifestyle. This is an attack on Turkey’s secular, urban way of living. And this will simply fuel the ongoing cultural clashes, the ongoing polarization in Turkey,” Erdemir said.
VIDEO: Ambulances rush to Istanbul hospitals after a man opened fire inside a nightclub, killing at least 35. https://t.co/2KRcEvkxPq
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 1, 2017
— Terror Events (@TerrorEvents) January 1, 2017
AGAIN!🚨 +35 cheerful souls murdered by Jihadists in #Istanbul.
May 2017 be the year we have the balls & leadership to exterminate them.
— Trump The Hill 🏛 (@TrumpTheHill) January 1, 2017
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