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Turkey faces more turmoil as violence continues
by Gregory Katz
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2 January 2017
On 2 January 2017 The Associated Press reported:
The deadly New Year's attack on a ritzy Istanbul nightclub has brought more turmoil to Turkey and shown how the conflict in neighboring Syria easily can spill over to threaten Europe's stability. The assault that happened in the second hour of 2017 bookended another holiday season terror in Europe -- the December 19 attack at a Christmas market in Berlin. Both IS-linked assaults were carried out with the simple, low-tech approach that seems to be gaining favor with extremists. This is the reality facing Europe as the Islamic State group loses territory in Syria and Iraq, but maintains followers, returning fighters and sleeper cells in the West eager to launch attacks. Turkey, which shares a large, porous border with Syria, is an appealing target because it is a NATO ally of the United States that has attacked IS positions in both Syria and Iraq. And it is relatively easy for IS sympathizers to infiltrate Turkey and to move around in densely populated urban areas.
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The Reina nightclub might have been chosen because it is popular with an international clientele and well-to-do locals, including many from the worlds of entertainment and sports. It also serves alcohol, which is prohibited on IS-held territory. The Reina had a strong security detail, but the gunman opened fire on a policeman and a civilian outside the club and quickly gained entry.
Once inside, it was not difficult to claim many victims. But his ability to kill so many and still elude police is worrisome -- and has left Turkey on edge. ...
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