The suspected gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day was born in Uzbekistan and received training in Afghanistan, Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin said on Tuesday after police caught him in a city suburb.
Şahin told reporters that the alleged attacker, whom he named as Abdulgadir Masharipov, born in 1983, had admitted his guilt and his fingerprints matched those at the scene. Security forces confiscated $197,000 from the terrorist.
01:33 dk 17 Ocak 2017 Yeni Şafak Footage of Reina terrorist hideout emerges
Footage of the terror cell that hid the terrorist behind the New Year's Eve attack at Reina nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, has emerged. Abdulkadir Masharipov, an Uzbek national, was caught during a police operation in Istanbul's Esenyurt district.
There were strong indications that the suspect, who spoke four languages, had entered Turkey illegally through its eastern borders, Şahin said, adding that it was clear the attack was carried out on behalf of Daesh.
Masharipov is suspected to have entered Turkey in January 2016.
One Iraqi man and three women were detained in the police operation that captured the Reina gunman.
A total of 50 people were detained and 152 locations raided in operations to find the attacker.
01:48 dk 17 Ocak 2017 Yeni Şafak Turkish police captured New Year's nightclub attacker in Istanbul
Turkish police have captured the suspected gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day after a two-week nationwide manhunt, with state media saying he was seized along with four other suspects at a hideout in the city.
Turkish PM confirms Istanbul nightclub attacker is captured
Turkish Prime Minister Binalı Yıldırım confirmed on Tuesday that the gunman responsible for the mass shooting at Istanbul's Reina nightclub on New Year's Eve was captured. “The terrorist responsible for the New Year's Eve attack was arrested in a police operation overnight. The investigation is still underway, so no further details will be released yet. Details will be shared in due time. It is important for us to determine the forces behind the attack,” said Prime Minister Yıldırım.Three women detained for aiding Reina attacker Prime Minister Yıldırım also discussed the upcoming elections and proposed constitutional reform package. “The elections will occur as planned in 2019,” said Prime Minister Yıldırım. The final article of the constitutional reform package, which regulates parliamentary and presidential elections, was adopted by Turkish lawmakers. The second round of voting is scheduled to take place on January 18. The passed regulations define and lay out parliament's responsibilities, one of the most discussed items, and the regulation of criminal liabilities for the president and top officials, as well as structural reforms to the nation's highest judicial body. “Monday's economy meeting discussed what has to be done next. The Central Bank is independent, and it is wrong to say what it will do. The Central Bank will not hesitate to do what is necessary,” said Prime Minister Yıldırım. The Central Bank of Turkey has not hesitated to take action in response to the Turkish lira's volatility. The bank cut borrowing limits of banks in the Interbank Money market, and said it may also limit funding made in the repo markets within Borsa Istanbul. Borsa Istanbul opens higher
Three women detained for aiding Reina attacker
The terrorist responsible for the New Year's Eve attack at Reina nightclub in Ortaköy, Istanbul, has been arrested. Abdulkadir Masharipov, an Uzbek national, was caught during a police operation in Istanbul's Esenyurt district. He allegedly entered Turkey through Iran. Four other suspects, including an Iraqi man and three African women, were also detained.Security sources reported that the women purchsed the necessities required by the terrorist for the Reina attack. The three women, , Dina A. from Senegal, Aysha M. from Somalia and Tene Trare from Egypt traveled to Istanbul to join Daesh. The women had been staying at the flat-turned-terror-cell for some time. Video: Footage of Reina terrorist hideout emerges The Iraqi man, whose Daesh code name was allegedly Abu Mohammed, had been hosting the gunman at his home since the night of the attack. The women were taken to a hospital for a health check. Visitation was not allowed for security reasons. The suspects were taken to a police base after the health check.Galeri: Photos show arrest of Reina attacker in Istanbul Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack that killed at least 39 people, including a police officer. The gunman opened fire on New Year's Eve revellers, wounding 69 other people. Security forces analyzed over 100,000 hours of footage in their attempts to capture the Reina gunman. This lead to the discovery of multiple terror cells. Operations targeting the remaining terror cells are underway. Video: Turkish police captured New Year's nightclub attacker in Istanbul Galeri: Photograhs of the Reina attacker's hideout have emerged Turkish deputy PM congratulates police on capture of Istanbul nightclub attacker Istanbul nightclub attacker arrested
Istanbul nightclub attacker arrested
The main suspect behind the deadly attack on an Istanbul nightclub during new year's celebrations was arrested late Monday, according to security sources. Abdulgadir Masharipov, a member of the Daesh terrorist group, was captured during a police operation on a residence in Istanbul's Esenyurt district, the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, told Anadolu Agency.Galeri: Photos show arrest of Reina attacker in Istanbul Masharipov managed to escape at the eleventh hour from four other police operations, the sources said.Four people, including a man of Iraqi origin and three women -- from Egypt, Somalia, and Senegal -- were detained along with Masharipov. Video: Turkish police captured New Year's nightclub attacker in Istanbul Operations against Daesh cells in five Istanbul districts resulted in several arrests early Tuesday, the sources added.At least 39 people, including a police officer, were killed when an attacker opened fire on partygoers at the Reina nightclub in the Ortakoy district in the early hours of New Year's Day; 69 other people were also hurt, with a number of foreign nationals among the casualties.New footage of gunman responsible for Istanbul attack released 7 minute massacre at Istanbul nightclub Daesh claims responsibility for Istanbul attack Victims of Istanbul terror attack identified Manhunt underway after 39 killed in Istanbul nightclub gun attack