"More than two dozen foreign nationals celebrating the start of the new year in Istanbul were among the victims of a shooting spree at a popular nightclub that left 39 dead and dozens wounded.
"Turkish police were on Sunday hunting an unidentified gunman who opened fire in the early hours of 2017 in the Reina club, one of the city's most famous venues." - U.K. Telegraph
Turkey has suffered horrific terrorist attacks in the past year. But, the number of homicides in Turkey as stated by CTS/undata for 2008, or in the last year I could access, was 2,320, a relatively low number, though every murder was of a human being. See Carbuncle Moon blog of 6/21/16 for homicide statistics from other countries.
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