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New Year’s Terror: 35 killed as gunman ‘dressed as Santa’ opens fire at nightclub in Turkey

At least 35 people have been killed in a gun attack at a famous nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s Eve celebrations.

A gunman reportedly dressed in a Santa costume shot a police officer before storming the Reina club in the Ortakoy area of the city.

“Unfortunately, at least 35 of our citizens lost their lives. One was a police officer. Forty people are receiving treatment in hospitals,” Vasip Sahin told reporters at the scene of the elite nightclub on the city’s European side, describing the incident as a “terror attack”. – READ MORE


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    In Istanbul (for New Years Eve), some 17,000 police officers were put on duty, some camouflaged as Santa Claus and others as street vendors.