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Relatives of Elias Wardini, a Lebanese man who was killed in the New Year’s Eve Istanbul nightclub attack, mourn as they comfort each other during his funeral procession, at a church in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. Antea hotel istanbul 3, 2017. Hotel luxe istanbul The gunman killed 39 people, most of them foreigners, including three Lebanese citizens, at the Istanbul nightclub. Boutique hotel in istanbul The Islamic State group claimed the attack on Monday, saying a “soldier of the caliphate” had carried out the mass shooting in response to Turkish military operations against IS in northern Syria. Istanbul airport hotels with shuttle (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Hundreds attended emotional funerals held Tuesday for two of the victims, Haykal Mousallem and Elias Wardini.


The city hotel istanbul A third victim, Rita Shami, will be laid to rest Thursday.

The bodies of the three arrived Monday night in Beirut, wrapped in red, white and green Lebanese flags. History hotel istanbul On Tuesday, relatives and friends of Wardini, a 26-year-old fitness instructor who was engaged to be married, set off fireworks as his white coffin arrived at a church in the district of Ashrafieh.

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of a Jordanian businessman who was among the 39 people killed in the shooting at Istanbul’s Reina nightclub.

The funeral for 44-year-old Nauras Assaf, a Christian, was held Tuesday in the town of Fuheis in central Jordan. Hotel 4 star in istanbul Assaf’s wife was wounded in the attack and is recovering in a hospital in Turkey.

Suleyman Soylu told parliament Tuesday that the foiled attacks include 313 planned attempts by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, and 22 by the Islamic State group.

Speaking a day after the IS claimed responsibility for the deadly attack at a popular Istanbul nightclub, Soylu said some 80 of the attacks were thwarted in the past three months.

Soylu said authorities had stepped up security on public transportation such as trams and buses as well as airports and at train and bus terminals.

Layan Nasser, 18, was among those killed in the attack. Divan hotel istanbul taksim 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.

Turkey’s state-run news agency says police have detained two foreign nationals at Istanbul’s main airport on suspicion of links to the deadly nightclub attack.

Anadolu Agency said the two were taken into custody on Tuesday at the international flights terminal at Ataturk Airport. Riva hotel istanbul No information on their nationalities was available.

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. Hotel charme istanbul Police are still searching for the gunman.

The woman was detained in the central town of Konya as part of the investigation. Hotel a istanbul booking Neither she nor her husband has been identified by name. Blue house hotel 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. Ilkay hotel istanbul 20. Side hotel istanbul From there they drove to the Turkish capital, Ankara, by before arriving in Konya on Nov. Istanbul ataturk airport hotel 22.

The family rented a studio in Konya, paying three months of rent upfront. Yigitalp hotel istanbul 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. Green park 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. Konak hotel istanbul Turkey is the only country that is leading a fight. Hotel reservation 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 … The plaza hotel istanbul 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. Hotel nena 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. Bentley hotel istanbul Haber Turk newspaper said the man is thought to be a member of China’s Muslim Uighur minority. Budget hotel istanbul It said he arrived in the Turkish city of Konya with his wife and two children. Istanbul hotel reservation His family was detained, it said.

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