Turkey's justice ministry: nightclub attack is work of ISIS
Turkey's justice minister Bekir Bozdag said the capture of the suspected perpetrator of the New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul will lead to a better understanding of the ISIS group's operations in Turkey, Anadolu reports.
Bekir Bozdag said that the arrest would reveal "important information" on ISIS' modes of operation and improve the security forces' ability to thwart attacks, adding that there was no doubt the attack was the work of ISIS, saying: "This act's links to (ISIS) are as clear as the sun."
The suspect was caught in a police operation in Istanbul late on Monday. Authorities identified him as an Uzbek national Abdulkadir Masharipov who trained in Afghanistan and staged the attack for the ISIS. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack which killed 39 people. Turkish authorities say the suspect has confessed.