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Police may have found Istanbul nightclub attacker

Turkish police say they may have found the gunman who opened fire on an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day killing 39 people and wounding 70 more.

Here's what we know about him:

  • The attacker was a lone gunman who opened fire in the Reina nightclub in the Ortakoy district of Istanbul at around 1.30am on New Year's Day
  • He was captured on CCTV before and after the incident
  • His identity has been established but officials have not publicly released his name
  • It is thought he is a member of the Uighur community - a Muslim group who live in western China
  • More than 50 people, including the suspect's wife, have been detained in connection with the attack
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Queen offers condolences following Turkey attack

Queen Elizabeth II Credit: PA

The Queen has sent a message of condolence to the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, following the terror attack in an Istanbul nightclub which left 39 people dead and around 70 wounded.

In a statement, Queen Elizabeth II said: "Prince Philip and I were saddened to learn of the terrible attack in Istanbul on New Year's Day.

"Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and the wounded, and with the Turkish people at this time."

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