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Layan Nasser, 18, was among those killed in the attack. Grand star hotel istanbul Mourners wept and wailed as they marched behind her wooden coffin through the streets of the Israeli city of Tira Tuesday.

Tira Mayor Mamoun Abd El Hai said the city had declared a day of mourning in memory of Nasser, meaning banks and municipal offices were closed.

Meanwhile the private Dogan news agency said airports and border crossings were put on high alert and that anyone resembling the wanted gunman was being stopped and questioned by police.


Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper says a woman identified by Turkish media as the wife of the Istanbul nightclub massacre suspect has told police she did not know her husband was a member of the Islamic State group.

IS has claimed responsibility for the New Year’s Eve attack that killed 39 people at the Reina nightclub. Historia hotel istanbul Police are still searching for the gunman.

The woman was detained in the central town of Konya as part of the investigation. The hotel istanbul Neither she nor her husband has been identified by name. Golden age hotel in istanbul Hurriyet said on its online edition Tuesday that the woman said she learned about the attack on television and told police she didn’t know her husband harbored “sympathies toward” the Islamic State group.

Media reports say the gunman flew to Istanbul from Kyrgyzstan with his wife and children on Nov. Hotel zurich istanbul 20. Hotel residence istanbul From there they drove to the Turkish capital, Ankara, by before arriving in Konya on Nov. Swissotel istanbul bosphorus 22.

The family rented a studio in Konya, paying three months of rent upfront. W hotel istanbul booking The gunman told the estate agent he had arrived in Konya in search of work, according to the report.

Turkey’s state-run news agency says six more people have been detained in connection with the deadly Istanbul nightclub attack, raising the number of suspects held to 14.

Anadolu Agency said Tuesday all 14 were being questioned at Istanbul’s main police headquarters. Besiktas hotel istanbul It did not provide details on the suspects or say where they were taken into custody.

Anadolu said police were receiving numerous reports of sightings or tips from citizens, following the release of photos and videos of the alleged gunman, who has not been publicly identified.

Turkey’s prime minister has slammed the Obama administration for backing Syrian Kurdish forces which Turkey considers to be terrorists, and urged President-elect Donald Trump to put an end to “this shame.”

Binali Yildirim said that Turkey’s military had killed more than 1,200 Islamic State militants since the start of its military incursion into northern Syria in August, insisting that Turkey was the country leading the most effective fight against the extremist group.

Yildirim was addressing members of the ruling party in parliament a day after IS claimed responsibility for the Istanbul nightclub attack, which killed 39 New Year’s revelers.

Yildirim said: “They are pretending to fight Daesh. Hotel nomade istanbul Turkey is the only country that is leading a fight. Uyan hotel istanbul The United States isn’t doing anything.”

Turkish tourism industry professionals have marched to the nightclub where 39 New Year’s revelers were killed, in a show of solidarity and to protest a spate of attacks that has crippled the sector.

About 200 people, including restaurateurs, hotel owners and gastronomy students, took part in the protest, marching behind a large banner that read: “We won’t be daunted! For our tomorrows.”

The nightclub assailant, armed with a long-barreled weapon, killed a policeman and a civilian early Sunday outside the Reina club before entering and firing at some of the estimated 600 people inside.

Turkish media are quoting security experts as saying that the man who killed 39 and wounded nearly 70 people in a New Year’s nightclub attack in Istanbul before fleeing the scene is a highly professional assassin.

The English-language Daily News quoted anti-terror expert Abdullah Agar as saying the way the attacker operated shows that “he is absolutely a killer and he probably shot at humans before.”

Agar is quoted as saying that “the attacker is determined, faithful, practical, coldblooded expert and knows how to get results … he probably fired bullets in real clash zones.”

The nightclub assailant, armed with a long-barreled weapon, killed a policeman and a civilian early Sunday outside the Reina club before entering and firing at some of the estimated 600 people inside.

The United Arab Emirates has warned its citizens not to travel to Turkey following the attack on an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people.

The video broadcast on Turkish television Tuesday shows the alleged gunman filming himself at Taksim square. Legend hotel istanbul It wasn’t immediately clear if it was filmed before or after the New Year’s massacre at the Reina nightclub.

Several media reports said the man was believed to be from a Central Asian nation. Charm hotel istanbul Haber Turk newspaper said the man is thought to be a member of China’s Muslim Uighur minority. Pera hotel istanbul It said he arrived in the Turkish city of Konya with his wife and two children. Ottoman hotel istanbul His family was detained, it said.