Turkish police have arrested the suspected gunman who shot dead dozens of people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day.
Turkish authorities have identified the gunman who shot dead dozens of people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day as an Uzbek national who is a member of the Islamic State.
Turkish authorities announced on Wednesday they had identified the gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day.
The suspected gunman who killed dozens in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day may have trained in Syria, where the Islamic State has recruited thousands to join its terrorist network, according to Kyrgyzstan security forces.
The assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey Monday by a young police officer could be a foretaste of things to come, according to the former head of the Counter-terrorism and Operations Division for Turkey’s national police in 2013.
Just hours after the shooting of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov on Monday, before his death was confirmed to the press, social media networks in the U.S. and Europe lit up with echoing references to “Franz Ferdinand,” the Austrian archduke whose assassination sparked the beginning of World War I. The trend showed all the signs of being a coordinated social media campaign to support a simple narrative in advance of today’s summit between the defense and foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey, and Iran in Moscow to discuss next steps in Syria.
Andrey Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, was shot dead in Ankara on Monday, according to multiple reports that were later confirmed by officials.
A ceasefire in Aleppo, Syria between rebels and the Syrian government fell apart on Wednesday as bombing resumed after only a few short hours of quiet in the besieged city.