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Turkish authorities believe the assailants were affiliated with

Human Rights Watch, “Dispatches: Turkey’s State of Emergency. New Governmental Powers Allow for Unchecked Executive Action”, Human Rights dispatch, July 22, 2016, . “Erdoğan’s ‘New Turkey’ Cancels Out Critical Journalism”, BIA Media Monitoring Report January-February-March, (accessed August 23, 2016).

Great quotes from White House incumbents: will Donald Trump be joining them? Ahmet Davutoglu, the Turkish prime minister, on Tuesday rejected accusations that Turkey had tacitly supported Isil and had unwittingly opened the door to the bombing.

See U.S. State Department, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,” June 15, 2016).

The attack occurred shortly after midnight in the club where an estimated 600 people celebrated New Year’s eve. Several shocked revelers were seen fleeing the scene after the attack and the music fell silent. Soylu said the attacker was still at large and 69 people were being treated in hospitals following the shooting. 

Supporters of the Islamic State group previously released a video claiming responsibility for the murders of Abd al-Qader and Hamadi and showing footage from the murder scene. The group has not provided similar evidence of responsibility for the murders of Jerf al-Mousa.

Authorities obtained the fingerprints and a basic description of the gunman and are close to identifying him, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday after a weekly cabinet meeting. He confirmed that eight people have been detained in connection with the attack.

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