Turkish media published photo of arrested "Istanbul terrorist"

Tue, 17.01.2017 12:49

Turkish police arrested in Istanbul a man suspected of the holding New Year's attack in the Reina nightclub, as reported few media in Turkey.

Hurriyet said the attacker Abdulkadir Masharipov was caught along with his son during a police operation in the Esenyurt district.

NTV television reported that Masharipov had been staying in the house belonging to a Kyrgyz friend. Hurriyet also tweeted a photo allegedly of bruised Masharipov after his capture.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack that left 39 dead on New Year's day, saying it was revenge for Turkish military involvement in Syria.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus on Tuesday congratulated police on capturing the gunman.

Source: Al Arabiya

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