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No clarity yet on responsibility for Istanbul attack - Turkish PM
January 1, 2017 / 1:48 PM / 10 months ago

No clarity yet on responsibility for Istanbul attack - Turkish PM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities are starting to uncover evidence about a gun attack on an Istanbul nightclub which killed 39 people on Sunday but there is no clarity yet on who was responsible, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, accompanied by Health Minister Recep Akdag (L) and Minister of Family and Social Policies Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya (R), talks to media after he visited survivors of the nightclub attack at a hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, January 1, 2017. Ali Balikci/Prime Minister's Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

“Some details have started emerging, but the authorities are working towards a concrete result,” Yildirim told reporters, when asked about who might have been behind the attack.

“Police and security officials will share information as it becomes available during the investigation,” he said.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Nick Tattersall

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