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Turkish authorities release image of terror suspect responsible for Istanbul nightclub massacre

January 2, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Turkish authorities release image of terror suspect responsible for Istanbul nightclub massacre

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Authorities in Turkey have released a photo believed to be the terror suspect responsible for the New Year’s Eve deadly massacre on an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people.

The suspected at-large gunman who remains unidentified unleashed a bloodbath after opening fire on the Reina nightclub on Saturday, just an hour into 2017.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the horrific massacre in a statement, which they called the mysterious suspect a “soldier of the caliphate.”

A photo from Turkish police of the main suspect. (HO/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Surveillance footage of the unknown gunman beginning the attack on the Reina nightclub. (DHA VIA DEPO PHOTOS/EPA)

Despite accepting responsibility, international intelligence agencies have yet to independently verify an ISIS connection.

According to Turkish state-run Anadolu News Agency, investigators interrogated eight individuals at Istanbul’s police headquarters over the deadly attack.

Officials said new evidence discovered at the scene has helped investigators come one step closer to name the suspect.

Party revelers celebrate the new year Reina nightclub moments before the gunman launched his horrific terror attack

Shocking images have surfaced showing the bloody aftermath of the Istanbul nightclub massacre

However, none are believed to be the suspected gunman.

Turkish media outlets cited security officials sources who believe the terror suspect is either a Kyrgyzstan or Uzbekistan national.

At least 26 of the casualties killed were from foreign countries. Over 70 others were severely injured in the attack.

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