January 4, 2017 / 7:26 AM / 10 months ago

Identity of Istanbul nightclub attacker established: foreign minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - The identity of the gunman who killed 39 people in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day has been established, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a televised interview with the state-run Anadolu news agency on Wednesday.

Turkish police stand guard outside the Reina nightclub by the Bosphorus, which was attacked by a gunman, in Istanbul, Turkey, January 2, 2017. REUTERS/Yagiz Karahan

The gunman, who fled after the attack, remains at large. Anadolu has said some 20 people have been detained as part of the investigation into the shooting. Cavusoglu did not identify the attacker.

Reporting by Orhan Coskun and Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Nick Tattersall

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