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Sat Dec 31, 2016, 07:48 PM

Istanbul nightclub attack 'leaves 35 dead'

Last edited Sat Dec 31, 2016, 08:45 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: BBC

At least 35 people have lost their lives in an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, the city's governor has said.

Among the dead is one police officer, Vasip Sahin stated, adding that it was a terror attack.

At least another 40 were injured in the attack which took place in the Reina nightclub, in the Ortakoy area, at about 01:30 local time (23:30 GMT).

One attacker was involved, the governor said, while CNN Turk reported he was dressed in a Santa Claus costume.


Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38481521

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Reply Istanbul nightclub attack 'leaves 35 dead' (Original post)
n2doc Dec 2016 OP
Pachamama Dec 2016 #1
applegrove Dec 2016 #2
dhol82 Dec 2016 #3
NWCorona Dec 2016 #18
Rustyeye77 Dec 2016 #4
BeyondGeography Dec 2016 #5
oberliner Dec 2016 #6
Rustyeye77 Dec 2016 #7
oberliner Dec 2016 #8
Rustyeye77 Dec 2016 #9
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2017 #37
oberliner Jan 2017 #39
Rustyeye77 Jan 2017 #40
Imajika Dec 2016 #13
Rustyeye77 Dec 2016 #16
smirkymonkey Jan 2017 #23
xor Jan 2017 #36
oberliner Dec 2016 #10
Rustyeye77 Dec 2016 #11
Feeling the Bern Jan 2017 #19
oberliner Jan 2017 #20
Rustyeye77 Jan 2017 #28
oberliner Jan 2017 #31
mainer Dec 2016 #12
oberliner Dec 2016 #14
YOHABLO Dec 2016 #15
Recursion Dec 2016 #17
democrank Jan 2017 #21
AngryAmish Jan 2017 #22
Sunlei Jan 2017 #24
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2017 #26
Sunlei Jan 2017 #27
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2017 #29
Sunlei Jan 2017 #30
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2017 #32
Sunlei Jan 2017 #34
oberliner Jan 2017 #25
Rustyeye77 Jan 2017 #33
Rustyeye77 Jan 2017 #35
Rustyeye77 Jan 2017 #38

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 07:53 PM

1. Terrible - Istanbul is not safe anymore

I hope there are no other attacks in the world tonight...

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 07:54 PM

2. What hell.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 08:18 PM

3. I would like to lay this at Erdogan's feet

He's been doing his best to turn Turkey into an Islamist republic.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:42 PM

18. I remember when women could walk down the street without a hijab and not be bothered.

Not so much anymore.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 08:21 PM

4. Hold on...wait for it...

"It was an accident".



/sarcasm

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 09:07 PM

6. Numbers of casualties is expected to rise as there were about 700-800 people inside the club

 

Sarah Abdallah
‏@sahouraxo
#Reina - Numbers of casualties is expected to rise as there were about 700-800 people inside the club at the time of the attack. #Istanbul

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Response to oberliner (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 09:09 PM

7. Any idea who or how many did this ?

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 09:16 PM

8. ISIS taking credit for the attack

 

Supposedly one gunman shot the security person and then went inside and started shooting the patrons.

That's just from what I've seen so far on twitter and the like.

Also - US intelligence supposedly warned Turkey about an attack on this location.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 09:20 PM

9. its the same old story.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 07:58 PM

37. Though I can't find a news report saying that, while The Guardian says

"No group has claimed responsibility for the attack". ISIS seems most likely, since it's a mass attack on civilians (rather than Kurdish groups who normally target the police or military).

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #37)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 09:43 AM

39. Istanbul attack: ISIS claims nightclub shooting

 

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadly New Year's attack at an upscale Istanbul nightclub which left 39 dead.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/02/europe/turkey-nightclub-attack/

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Response to oberliner (Reply #39)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 11:37 AM

40. No surprise.

I guess it wasn't a wayward nun.

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 10:22 PM

13. Hmmm....who could it possibly be?

The Amish? A crazed Mennonite? A really angry Jehovah's Witness? A Mormon, Catholic or Protestant?

No, I'll take an Islamic Jihadi for 1000 please.

Of course this is a Muslim country, so that comes as no surprise - but we always go through this silly "who dunnit" phase after one of these attacks and they are virtually always Muslim extremists who are guilty of this kind of terrorism.

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Response to Imajika (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 10:58 PM

16. It's in violation of our ...

politically correct sensibilities.

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Response to Imajika (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 08:39 AM

23. I'm sure it must have been a Catholic Nun.

You know how violent and murderous they can be.

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Response to Imajika (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 05:09 PM

36. It's a fair question to ask when something like this happens in Turkey...

It could easily be Islamic extremists as you said, or it could be something like the YPG. Given the recent ways things have gone, it could even be the Turkish government itself in an attempt to use it as an excuse crack down on the people (I'm not saying that's the case or even likely)

Anyway, my point is that it's enough of a clusterfuck out there that it's hard to say for sure without looking into it.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 09:40 PM

10. Lone gunman behind attack at #Reina's nightclub still at large, says #Istanbul governor

 

Clearly a terrorist attack.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 09:58 PM

11. Add Istanbul

Berlin
Nice
SAN Bernadino
9/11
7/7
Orlando
Boston
NY/ Atlantic City
Al queda
Germany rape- fest
Charlie hebdo murder-thon
And thousands I can't even remember

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 01:26 AM

19. Nigeria, Nigeria, Nigeria, Nigeria

 

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 01:39 AM

20. How Schoolgirls Slaughtered 56 People in Nigeria in One Attack

 

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—They waited until it was the Friday before the Eid el Maulud celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammad when the Madagali market would very busy, very crowded. And then they struck: Two schoolgirls blew themselves up.
In that one attack on December 9 in Nigeria’s northeastern Adamawa state 56 people died.
There was little doubt that a faction of Boko Haram was behind it.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/15/how-schoolgirls-slaughtered-56-people-in-nigeria-in-one-attack.html

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Response to oberliner (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 10:51 AM

28. I missed that...my mistake.

Terrible.

So many you just don't even notice.

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Reply #28)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 11:50 AM

31. Understandable

 

Hard to keep track of all these horrific terrorist acts around the world.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 10:17 PM

12. "speaking Arabic" according to witnesses. Not Turkish.

ISIS sounds likely, not Kurdish separatists.

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Response to mainer (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 10:31 PM

14. Definitely signs point to ISIS here

 

What a way to start the New Year. Horrible.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 10:50 PM

15. So this was a New Year's celebration? It says 1:30 local time.

 

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:03 PM

17. That breaks my heart... I love that city

I can't stand to think of that.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 01:51 AM

21. Horrible

Such carnage, such trauma.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 08:31 AM

22. Gonna be another record year for the memorial candle and unity building lighting industries.

 

We are all Turkish now?


It never ends.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 09:20 AM

24. looks like another professional hit. only media showing security footage is RT.He escaped like a pro

arrives by taxi to the top Istanbul night club dressed as father Christmas, kills the door guard. shoots inside & then looks like a ninja using outside 'cover' as he shoots his way to an escape. in the same taxi?

imo, another professional well trained like the killer of the diplomat at the art museum. except this man got away.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #24)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 10:05 AM

26. They now say he was not dressed as Santa, and left his gun at the scene

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 10:28 AM

27. he was dressed as father christmas like a white coverall /sackotreats, different than usa santa.

got him to the door so he could kill. His outside escape footage shows black clothes.

That club is about the top upscale club in Turkey, very international full of 'westerners' & wealthy class people. new years eve party.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #27)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 11:31 AM

29. Well, it's the Turkish PM who said he wasn't dressed as Santa

rather than an American or any western European.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #29)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 11:41 AM

30. PM in a first tweet. I went to local sources including some texts from people who were at club.

RT the government owned media was only one that showed some security footage, everything else they said had the 'blame IS' usual for that media.

Plenty more will come out over the next days, but the facts will be blurred with speculation & opinion. That shooter was a professional, just like the person who shot the diplomat in the art gallery.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #30)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 12:21 PM

32. RT is the *Russian* government owned media, not the Turkish

And the PM said that talking to the press - it was reported in a tweet, but you can see a picture of him talking above it, and that is also reported elsewhere, eg http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38484029 .

The person in the gallery was a trained policeman, yes. That doesn't mean you can say they had a connection to this person. You';re actually speculating yourself.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #32)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 02:10 PM

34. I know RT is propaganda TV, that's why what they "say" is fake made-up by the russian government.

RT showed part of the video of the shooters escape. I think all the disruption terrorist attacks in Turkey the past year are connected. The first was the major airport terrorist attack, the third largest airport in the world. 2 of those bombers were from Russia.

Someone intends to destabilize Turkey, make them back away from a longtime international connections, the UN, EU trade, tourist industry, Allies. IMO to destabilize Turkey is Russia's objective.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 09:41 AM

25. Death toll is up to 39

 

Attacker still at large.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 01:44 PM

33. I hope they catch him.

Or them

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 03:04 PM

35. 69 injured, 4 in critical condition .

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 09:34 AM

38. They'll never catch him.

He's long gone.

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