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Istanbul : terrorism attack killed 39 persons on New Year’s Eve

 

Istanbul (1 January 2017)

If 2016 was for Turkey the deadliest year in term of terrorism attacks, the country is also starting bitterly the new year 2017. The attack occured on New Year’s Eve around 1 o’clock in the morning at Reina, the most renowned nightclub in Istanbul. Thirty nine Turks including one policeman and were killed during the straffing attack. Number of injured mostly foreigners attains sixty nine.

 

Almost 800 persons were in place when a man disguised as Santa Claus killed a policeman and a civil at the entrance of the nightclub before shooting people in all directions. Many plunged into the Bosphore Straight on the european side to shirk bullets.  The murdered is on the run. 

 

Is the criminal among the 10 000 persons actually tracked on social network by turkish authorities ? The 17 000 mobilized policemen in Istanbul were not enough to prevent the tragic event, the place being located close to places where official celebrations of  the New Year is to be held. The Governor Vasip Sahin stated that  “ The search for the terrorist is still ongoing. I hope he will be  captured as soon as possible ”.

United States, OTAN, European union … most of international reactions on twitter demonstrated massive support for Turkey, a country which becomes more and more exposed to terrorism attack.

Published on Sunday, 01 January 2017 09:34
Written by F. RAFIDIHARINIRINA
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