Identity of Istanbul shooter suspect revealed - media

Identity of Istanbul shooter suspect revealed - media

Turkish authorities have confirmed that the suspect believed to be behind the terrorist attack on an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people on New Year's Eve has been identified as Iakhe Mashrapov, a 28-year old citizen from Kyrgystan, the Repubblica newspaper reports.

He reportedly moved to Turkey from Kyrgyzstan with his wife and two kids on November 20 and spent some time in Konya province before returning to Istanbul just days prior to the terror attack.

Police have arrested 14 people, including the suspect's wife, after they reportedly traced a phone call he made from a taxi driver's mobile on the way to the popular Reina nightclub, the Mirror reports.

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