Erdogan says Istanbul nightclub attack sought to create chaos in Turkey


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday’s attack by an armed assailant who stormed a popular nightclub in Istanbul, killing 39 people during New Year celebrations, sought to create chaos in Turkey.

“They are working to destroy our country’s morale and create chaos by deliberately targeting our nation’s peace and targeting civilians with these heinous attacks,” Erdogan said in a statement on the presidency website.

The attack began just over an hour into the New Year when the attacker shot dead a policeman and a civilian at the entrance to the Reina club, one of the city’s most exclusive nightspots, and then went on a shooting rampage inside, Turkish officials said.

It comes after a bloody 2016 after Turkey suffered a string of terror attacks in Istanbul and elsewhere at the hands of militant Islamic State group and Kurdish fighters, leaving hundreds dead.

But Erdogan vowed that Turkey would continue its fight against terrorism.

“Turkey is determined to continue to fight to the end against terror and to do whatever is necessary to ensure the security of its citizens and secure peace in the region,” he said.

He added that Turkey would deploy any means, from military, economic and political to social, against “terror organisations” and the countries supporting them, without giving details on as to which groups or nations he was referring.

Source : AFP

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  1. erdogan and other middle eastern “leaders” are the ones on usas , rothschild jewish bankers payroll. these are crypto jews. they are all in it together. this so called leader erdogan from akp religious party is a false messiah , a wolf, a hypocrite whose words ring hollow. unfortunately so are the rest of the installed leaders of the muslim world on rothschild bankers payroll.

  2. This was a sophisticated attack by a well trained assassin.

    Not the handy work on a rag tag terror group in ISIS.

    This is all too reminiscent of Blackwater / Xe Co-ordinated bombings and attacks inside Pakistan labelled as TTP.

    The blackwater group was supporting the terror Infrastructire of TTP emerge and grow within.

    The same thing is occurring with our Turkish brethren – May Allah have mercy on our beloved Turkey.

    Benim Turkler Cardeslirim.

    I hinde seviouryum.

    I truly love Turkey and as a brother country we hope they realise the snakespit that is being bred within Turkey by the same forces that destabilised Pakistan from 2008 onwards.

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