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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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Turkish President: Nobody's lifestyle is under threat

President Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: APTN

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said "nobody's lifestyle is under systematic threat" following the New Year's Day attack on an Istanbul nightclub.

Mr Erdogan gave his comments during a speech to local administrators at the presidential palace in Ankara, and said the shooting was a deliberate attempt the divide the nation.

In an address that was broadcast live on Wednesday, he said: "There is no point trying to blame the Ortakoy attack on differences in lifestyles.

"Nobody's lifestyle is under systematic threat in Turkey. We will never allow this."

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