At least 35 reported dead in the assault on New Year’s Eve, which took place in the Ortakoy district.
At least 35 people have been killed in a gun attack at a nightclub in Istanbul, the city’s governor has said. Vasip Sahin said 40 other people were wounded in the assault which took place in the early hours of Sunday during a New Year’s Eve celebration.
Sahin said the incident was a “terror attack” without saying who might have carried it out. The attacker shot a police officer and a civilian as he entered the club in the Ortakoy district of Istanbul before opening fire inside the building, Sahin said
An armed assailant opened fire at the nightclub during New Year’s Eve celebrations, according to Turkey’s state-run news agency.
The Anadolu Agency said the attack occurred in Istanbul’s Ortakoy district.
Footage from the scene showed at least six ambulances with flashing lights and civilians being escorted out. Media reports said police cordoned off the area and an operation was ongoing.