2017 Istanbul nightclub shooting

2017 Istanbul nightclub shooting
Part of the Turkey–ISIL conflict
Reina restaurant Istanbul.JPG
The Reina nightclub in Istanbul in 2012
2017 Istanbul nightclub shooting is located in Istanbul
Reina nightclub
Reina nightclub
2017 Istanbul nightclub shooting (Istanbul)
2017 Istanbul nightclub shooting is located in Turkey
2017 Istanbul nightclub shooting
2017 Istanbul nightclub shooting (Turkey)
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Date 1 January 2017 (2017-01-01)
01:15 ( FET)
Target Patrons at Reina nightclub
Attack type
Mass shooting
Weapons AK-47
Deaths 39
Non-fatal injuries
70
Perpetrators Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Assailant Abdulkadir Masharipov

At 01:15 am local time on 1 January 2017 a gunman shot and killed at least 39 people and wounded at least 70 others at the Reina nightclub in the Ortaköy neighbourhood of Istanbul, where hundreds had been celebrating the new year. Uzbekistan-born Abdulkadir Masharipov was arrested in Istanbul on 17 January 2017. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed credit for his actions. [1] The first hearing in the trial of Masharipov and 51 accused accomplices was held on 11 December 2017 and the next hearings will be held from 26 to 30 March 2018. [2]

Background

From the 2016 northern summer, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) had been under pressure and had sustained significant territorial losses due to three parallel offensives: the Turkish- Free Syrian Army Western al-Bab offensive and Battle of al-Bab, the Syrian Democratic Forces' Northern Raqqa offensive, and the Battle of Mosul in Iraq. The Turkish military intervention in Syria was the first military confrontation between ISIL and the Turkish Army, raising tensions.

Before the nightclub attack, heightened security measures had been put in place in Istanbul, with 17,000 police officers on duty, [3] following several attacks in the area, [4] including the attack on the Istanbul Atatürk Airport on 28 June 2016 which killed 48 people, and a bombing at the Vodafone Arena on 10 December 2016 which killed 46.

Other Languages
татарча/tatarça: İstanbulda terror ğämäle (2017)