Responsible for the Christmas terrorist attack in Istanbul has taken on ISIL, the arrow quest continues

The Turkish authorities are still trying to establish the identity of the killer, which is new year’s eve has committed a terrorist act in Istanbul, shooting the visitors of a night club. This was stated by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, reports DW.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack in Istanbul
The UN security Council, the EU and the US condemned the new year’s attack

According to the Minister of internal Affairs of Turkey Suleyman Soylu, the killer was acting alone, as his weapon he hid under his cloak.

The police assume that the perpetrator could change before leaving the club.

At the same time Turkish Prime Minister has suggested that he could leave the weapon in the club and mingle with the crowd of visitors.

Close to the forbidden in Turkey Kurdistan workers ‘ party, the Firat news Agency issued a statement of non-participation of Kurdish groups to attack the club.

Also the consequence considers the version that the shooting could have made the citizen of Kyrgyzstan or Uzbekistan, reports CNN Turk.

Similar versions are based on intelligence data associated with the available images of the attacker.

Also, it is reported that the assailant could be associated with the «Islamic state».

We will remind, armed attack on a night club Reina in Istanbul happened at new year’s eve. Terrorist dressed as Santa Claus opened fire with a machine gun. As a result of the terrorist attack in Istanbul killed 39 people and 69 people were injured. The search for the attacker continues.

The Ukrainian Embassy in Turkey reported that at the present time, the Ukrainians among the identified bodies of victims there.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack in Istanbul

Terrorist group «Islamic state» has claimed responsibility for the attack in Istanbul, according to Reuters.

«In continuation of the blessed operations that the Islamic state holds against the defender of the cross, Turkey, the heroic soldiers of the Caliphate struck one of the most famous night clubs where the Christians celebrate their holiday,» — said in a statement ISIL.

On suspicion of involvement in the attack looking for the native of Central Asia, allegedly, the citizen of Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan.

Indications on the nationality of the alleged terrorist gave the supporters of the «Islamic state» who were detained during raids in the cities of Turkey from 28 to 31 December.

The UN security Council, the EU and the US condemned the new year’s attack

The UN Security Council condemned the terrorist attack in a night club of Istanbul where unknown gunmen killed 39 and wounded 69 people during the celebration of the New year. This is stated in the message on the UN website.

«UN security Council members strongly condemn the horrific and barbaric terrorist attack», — stated in the press release of the United Nations.

It also notes that «all acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of motivation for their perpetration, time, place and performers».

Members of the UN security Council said that terrorism in any form is one of the biggest threats to global security. They also stressed that the organizers and sponsors of terrorist acts must be brought to justice, and therefore called upon all States to cooperate actively with the Turkish government.

Members of the UN security Council expressed deep condolences to the families of the victims and to the Turkish government, and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

At the same time, the international community, the EU and the US condemned the new year’s eve bloody attack in Istanbul. This was announced by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany on the microblogging social network Twitter.

«We are deeply shocked and are in mourning together with the people in Istanbul», — stated in the message.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sharply condemned the attack and expressed his condolences to President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

«Again, Your country was attacked by terrorists. In Istanbul they are inhuman and insidiously attacked the people who wanted to celebrate the arrival of the New year,» wrote Merkel in Twitter.

President of Germany Joachim gauck has also strongly condemned the attack in a letter to the Turkish President.

High representative of the European Union for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini, in turn, wrote on Twitter: «2017 began with an attack in Istanbul. In our thoughts we are together with the victims and their loved ones. We are working to prevent such a tragedy.»

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also expressed his condolences in connection with tragedy in Istanbul. «The tragic beginning of 2017 in Istanbul. My thoughts are with the victims of the attack and with the Turkish people,» — said the NATO Secretary General.

The U.S. state Department called the attack «a terrible crime» committed in the night, which further demonstrates the brutality of the attackers.

«We reaffirm our support for Turkey, our partner in NATO, from the United States in a common determination to combat all forms of terrorism and defeat it», — said the press-Secretary of the national security of the United States ned Price.

In addition, President Barack Obama has offered Ankara’s help in the investigation into the attack, announced at the White house.




Responsible for the Christmas terrorist attack in Istanbul has taken on ISIL, the arrow quest continues 02.01.2017

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