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Istanbul shooting, Security Guard Hatice Koc'un , Club bouncer

Security Guard / Club bouncer and mother-of-one Hatice Karcilar was among the 39 people who were gunned down in Istanbul. Turkish law requires a female guard be present to search women clubbers.

Authorities are searching for a gunman who opened fire Sunday at a packed nightclub during New Year’s celebrations in Istanbul. More than 500 people were inside the Reina club when what authorities believe to be a terrorist attack began at about 1:15 a.m. local time. Here is what we know so far.

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The gunman killed at least 39 people and injured 69. Three of the wounded remain in critical condition, according to Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.


The gunman killed at least 39 people and injured 69. Three of the wounded remain in critical condition, according to Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. Nearly two-thirds of those killed — 24 victims — were from other countries, according to the Associated Press, including an 18-year-old Israeli woman, three Indian citizens, a 26-year-old man from Lebanon and a Belgian national, according to the countries’ respective foreign ministries and a relative. State-run Anadolu news agency reported Sunday that a 22-year-old police officer, Burak Yildiz, was shot and killed outside the nightclub. A female security guard, Hatice Karcilar, 29, was also among those killed, according to Anadolu. No word yet on any American victims.

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Istanbul Nightclub Attack

New York Times – ‎8 hours ago‎
ISTANBUL — The Islamic State issued a rare claim of responsibility on Monday for the New Year’s Day attack on an Istanbul nightclub that killed at least 39 people, describing the gunman who carried out the assault — and who has not been identified or …

ISIS Claims Istanbul Nightclub Attack That Claimed 39

Huffington Post – ‎5 hours ago‎
The jihadist group has been blamed for at least half a dozen attacks on civilian targets in Turkey over the past 18 months; but, other than assassinations, this is the first time it has directly claimed any of them. It made the statement on one of its

Islamic State claims deadly Istanbul nightclub attack

USA TODAY – ‎44 minutes ago‎
The Islamic State claimed responsibility Monday for the shooting rampage at an Istanbul nightclub in the early hours of New Year’s Day that left 39 dead and scores wounded, including an American who said he played dead to avoid additional gunshots.

ISIS Claims Istanbul Nightclub Attack That Killed 39 as Manhunt Continues

ABC News – ‎4 hours ago‎
ISIS propaganda channels published a statement Monday claiming that the attack was a response to Turkey’s military operations against the Islamic State group. The statement suggests that the nightclub was targets because it is where “Christians

lslamic State group claims Istanbul New Year’s nightclub attack

Washington Post – ‎2 hours ago‎
ISTANBUL — The Islamic State claimed responsibility Monday for a deadly rampage at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Eve, an assault by a single gunman that killed dozens of people and served as a brutal reminder of the consequences of Turkey’s …

IS Claims New Year’s Attack on Istanbul Nightclub

ABC News – ‎7 hours ago‎
Medics and security officials work at the scene after an attack at a popular nightclub in Istanbul, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Turkey’s state-run news agency says an armed assailant has opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s

Victims in Istanbul New Year’s Attack Came From at Least 12 Countries

New York Times – ‎1 minute ago‎
News of a shooting that killed and injured scores, many of them foreigners, at an Istanbul nightclub in the early hours of New Year’s Day shook residents as well as victims’ families far beyond Turkey. By REUTERS and THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Photo by …

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Istanbul Nightclub Attack

Wall Street Journal – ‎8 hours ago‎
Islamic State claimed responsibility Monday for a New Year’s attack on an upscale Istanbul nightclub that killed at least 39 people, saying it targeted Turkey in retaliation for military operations against the group in neighboring Syria. Turkish

Istanbul New Year attack on nightclub saw female security guard gunned down

Daily Mail – ‎6 hours ago‎
Grainy CCTV images released by Turkish police shows the suspect who fled the club after the massacre. The footage emerged as the first victims of the massacre were named, including a female security guard and an Israeli Arab tourist. The gunman is seen …

The Latest: UN Security Council condemns attack in Turkey

Seymour Tribune – ‎6 hours ago‎
Meanwhile, the state-run Anadolu news agency identified a female security guard who was among those killed. The agency says 29-year-old Hatice Karcilar as a private security guard at the Reina nightclub. Her body has been taken to her hometown on the …

Istanbul New Year’s Attack: Security Footage Shows Gunman Opening Fire, Manhunt Underway

Haaretz – ‎6 hours ago‎
Security measures had been heightened in major Turkish cities, with police barring traffic leading up to key squares in Istanbul and the capital Ankara. In Istanbul, 17,000 police officers were put on duty, some disguised as Santa Claus and others as

Authorities search for assailant behind Istanbul nightclub attack

12news.com – ‎7 hours ago‎
A female security guard, Hatice Karcilar, 29, was also among those killed, according to Anadolu. Sahin said the attacker used a long-barreled weapon, but he gave no other details about the device. At least 15 of the dead were foreign nationals, Soylu said.

Turkey nightclub massacre: What we know now

USA TODAY – ‎10 hours ago‎
State-run Anadolu news agency reported Sunday that a 22-year-old police officer, Burak Yildiz, was shot and killed outside the nightclub. A female security guard, Hatice Karcilar, 29, was also among those killed, according to Anadolu. No word yet on

Nightclub attack: Manhunt after dozens killed in Istanbul

BBC News – ‎14 hours ago‎
The attack unfolded some 75 minutes into the new year as around 700 people gathered in the waterside Reina club, one of Istanbul’s most upmarket venues. The attacker shot dead a policeman and a security guard at the entrance before heading into the …

Manhunt underway in New Year’s attack on Istanbul night club

WGRZ.com – ‎8 hours ago‎
A female security guard, Hatice Karcilar, 29, was also among those killed, according to Anadolu. At least 15 of the dead were foreign nationals, Soylu said. The White House condemned what it called a “horrific terrorist attack” and offered U.S. help to

Nightclub attack: Istanbul police continue search

BBC News – ‎2 hours ago‎
However, among the first to die was a security guard, identified as Fatih Cakmak, who had been standing at the door. His brother said he narrowly escaped a double bombing three weeks ago, having been on duty when Kurdish militants launched an attack …

Foreign nationals named among victims of Istanbul attack

The Guardian – ‎9 hours ago‎
Local media said the Turkish victims at the Reina nightclub on the Bosphorus waterfront included a policeman, a female security guard and a travel agent. The government in Ankara made no official statement on the victims’ nationalities but the private

Gunman who attacked Istanbul nightclub still at large

13newsnow.com – ‎11 hours ago‎
Reina owner Mehmet Kocarslan told the private Dogan news agency that police had boosted security measures in the upscale neighborhood and its vicinity. The efforts included a 24-hour police presence and complementary efforts by the coast guard at sea.

Turkish police hunt Istanbul nightclub gunman

Financial Times – ‎12 hours ago‎
One of those killed, security guard Fatih Cakmak, had survived an attack at the nearby Besiktas football stadium that killed 45 people last month. There was confusion about the clothing worn by the attacker. Mr Yildirim denied reports that he had worn

39 dead, 65 wounded in Istanbul nightclub attack, gunman sought

WOWT – ‎11 hours ago‎
The suspect killed a security guard and a civilian outside the venue before entering and firing on New Year’s revelers inside. “Efforts to find the terrorist are continuing,” said Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu. “God willing he will be

Manhunt Underway in Turkey for Gunman Who Murdered 39 at Nightclub

legal Insurrection (blog) – ‎6 hours ago‎
Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahim said the victims included 15 foreign nationals. Officials identified five as Turkish nationals while others came from Lebanon, Morocco, Israel, Libya, and Saudi Arabia. Police officer Burak Yildiz, 22, and security guard

Inside Turkey’s Terror Santa Attack

Daily Beast – ‎2 hours ago‎
While Europe and the United States celebrated safely amid massive security precautions, Turkey, too, had readied for the worst—or thought it had. But about an hour after midnight, at least one gunman managed to shoot his way into the Reina nightclub

Slain partiers came to Istanbul from near and far to celebrate the New Year

Washington Post – ‎6 hours ago‎
Cakmak, the security guard, was working at the stadium when the car bomb detonated on Dec. 11, Turkish media reported. “They killed my brother. He died for nothing,” Erhan Cakmak said outside the central morgue Sunday in Istanbul, in a video circulated …

Cops hunt for gunman in Istanbul attack

New York Post – ‎9 hours ago‎
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered condolences for the 25 men and 14 women killed, including a 29-year-old security guard, Hatice Karcilar, who is survived by her husband and 3-year-old daughter. Foreigners who were killed included seven Saudis, …

Canadian Among The Dead In Turkey New Year’s Massacre

Huffington Post Canada – ‎14 minutes ago‎
… including the Reina Club.” istanbul nightclub shooting Flowers are placed next to Turkish police officers as they stand guard near the Reina nightclub, which was attacked by a gunman, in Istanbul on Sunday. Turkey faces a wide spectrum of security

Manhunt underway after massacre at Istanbul nightclub

Alaska Dispatch News – ‎5 hours ago‎
The assailant remained at large Sunday night, and unidentified except for blurred glimpses of him in security camera footage that showed gunshots sparking off the pavement and victims crumpling to the ground. Thirty-nine people were killed, many of

Terror revisits Turkey in rampage; at least 39 dead

The Detroit News – ‎48 minutes ago‎
The United States denied reports in Turkish new outlets and on social media that its security agencies knew in advance that the nightclub was at risk of a terror attack. The U.S. Embassy in Ankara said in a statement that “contrary to rumors

Canadian confirmed dead in Istanbul nightclub shooting

CBC.ca – ‎2 hours ago‎
Turkish police struggled Sunday to track down a gunman who attacked New Year’s Eve revelers at a popular Istanbul nightclub, killing at least 39 people, including one Canadian, before fleeing. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office confirmed that a …

Search for Disco Attackers Intensified in Istanbul

Prensa Latina – ‎11 hours ago‎
Official sources said that they have up to now identified a police officer among the mortal victims of the attack, who was a security guard in the nightclub, and also 16 foreigners and 5 Turkish citizens. The nationality of another 16 deceased people

Manhunt after dozens killed in Istanbul nightclub attack

Citifmonline – ‎8 hours ago‎
The attacker shot dead a policeman and a security guard at the entrance before heading into the club, which is popular with celebrities and foreigners. Eyewitnesses described seeing dozens of bodies lying on the floor. Some revellers reportedly threw …

Gunman’s seven minutes of terror

NEWS.com.au – ‎1 hour ago‎
Among the Turkish victims was a 27-year-old female security guard named as Hatice Karcilar, a mother-of-one who was working at the nightclub. Turkish law makes it a requirement that a female guard be present to search women revellers. Karcilar, 29, was …

35 killed in terror attack on Istanbul nightclub — governor

CCTV – ‎22 hours ago‎
A security analyst, who declined to be named, told Xinhua that the attacker killed the security guards before storming into the club, which reportedly gathered as many as 400 for New Year celebration. The analyst said the gunman changed his ammunition

Horror CCTV shows Istanbul nightclub gunman open fire at random as he storms Turkish nightclub before killing 39

Irish Mirror – ‎10 hours ago‎
Female private security guard from northeast Turkey Hatice Koc’un, 27, has been named as one of the victims of Istanbul’s New Year terror attack. Also among those confirmed dead are Reina nightclub waiter Kenan Kutluk and Leanne Nasser, who was on …

Terrorist Attack on Istanbul Disco Raises Rejection and Condolences

Prensa Latina – ‎13 hours ago‎
All the TV channels of Turkey reported that eight of the wounded are in a critical state and that one of the corpses is that of a security guard of the exclusive facility. According to the first news broadcast here, the violent action was carried out

Istanbul nightclub attack: ‘I’m sick of blood’ – terror on the Bosphorus deepens Turkish divisions

Telegraph.co.uk – ‎7 hours ago‎
Outside, in the cold, a young police officer, 21-year-old Burak Yildiz, was standing guard at the Reina’s entrance. It was just over an hour later that a man approached the club’s door. CCTV images outside the Reina show him in a … Inside the club


On December 19, the Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was shot dead by an assassin as he gave a speech at an art gallery in Ankara.

On 10 December 2016, a car bomb exploded near the Besiktas football stadium in the Macka/Dolmabahce area of Istanbul. 44 people, mostly police officers, were killed, and over 150 injured.

On 24 November 2016, a bomb exploded near the Governor’s office in Adana. 2 people were killed and 21 injured.

On 14 October 2016, a rocket attack took place on the outskirts of Antalya towards Kemer; no casualties were reported. Separately on 14 October 2016, attacks also took place against the Turkish military in Hakkari, Diyarbakir, Van and Adiyaman resulting in 13 injuries to service personnel

On 6 October 2016, an explosion occurred near a police headquarters in the Yenibosna area on the European side of Istanbul

On 24 August 2016, a roadside bomb injured 2 Gendarmerie officers on the Antalya – Kemer road near Topcam.

On 20 August 2016, an attack on a wedding party in Gaziantep killed more than 50 people and injured around 100.

On 28 June 2016, Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul was attacked. More than 40 people were killed.

On 7 June 2016, a bomb attack in the Vezneciler area of Istanbul killed 7 police officers and 4 civilians. 36 people were injured.

On 1 May 2016, a bomb attack at the Central Police Station in Gaziantep killed two police officers and injured 23 others.

On 27 April 2016, there was a suspected suicide bomb attack at Bursa Ulu Mosque. The bomber was killed and 7 people slightly injured.

On 19 March 2016, there was a suicide bomb attack against tourists on Istiklal St in Istanbul, in which 4 tourists died and at least 36 people were injured.

On 13 March 2016, a bombing in Kizilay Square, central Ankara killed more than 30 people.

On 17 February 2016, a large bomb attack near a military barracks on Eskisehir Road in Ankara killed 28 people.

On 12 January 2016, a suicide bomb attack in Sultanahmet in Istanbul killed 10 tourists.

 (Source: gov.uk)

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