(WASHINGTON TIMES) Turkish officials launched a nationwide manhunt for the gunman responsible for a mass New Year’s shooting at a packed Istanbul nightclub, which the government denounced as an act of terrorism.
It was the deadliest incident on a night when security officials around the globe were nervously poised for attacks and cities bolstered anti-terrorism measures at public gatherings to usher in the new year.
Nearly two-thirds of the people killed were foreigners, many from the Middle East, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency said. No Americans were believed to be among the fatalities.
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