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Istanbul massacre gunman refuses to testify as trial opens

Istanbul massacre gunman refuses to testify as trial opens

An Uzbek jihadist who confessed to killing 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub in a New Year gun attack refused to testify Monday on the first day of his trial as his wife denied any links to extremists.

Istanbul nightclub attacker captured, admits guilt

Istanbul nightclub attacker captured, admits guilt

Turkish police have captured the gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day after a two-week manhunt, authorities said on Tuesday, seizing him with four other suspects at a hideout.

Slain Turkish policeman hailed for preventing bloodbath

Slain Turkish policeman hailed for preventing bloodbath

Turkey gave a hero's funeral on Friday to a policeman praised for preventing a massacre in the latest attack to shake the country, as reports suggested the Istanbul nightclub gunman may still be in the city.

Istanbul attacker 'fought for Islamic State in Syria'

Istanbul attacker 'fought for Islamic State in Syria'

The gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub had fought in Syria for Islamic State jihadists, a report said on Tuesday, as Turkish authorities intensified their hunt for the attacker.

 IS claims nightclub carnage as Turkey hunts attacker

IS claims nightclub carnage as Turkey hunts attacker

The Islamic State group on Monday claimed the shooting rampage inside a glamorous Istanbul nightclub on New Year's night that killed 39 people, as police hunted the attacker who remains on the run.