Istanbul Nightclub Attack Involved an Intelligence Organization: Deputy PM

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve was carried out professionally with the involvement of an intelligence organization, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday.

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"It appears the Reina attack is not just a terrorist organization's act, but there was also an intelligence organization involved. It was an extremely planned and organized act," Kurtulmus said during an interview with broadcaster A Haber, Reuters reported. 

Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack in which 39 people were killed, saying it was revenge for Turkish military involvement in Syria.

Turkey has arrested two Chinese nationals of Uighur origin were arrested on Friday for suspected links to the mass shooting in an Istanbul night club on New Year's Eve, state-run Anadolu agency said.

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