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Italian FM Calls for Joint Anti-Terrorism Action in Wake of Istanbul Attack

© REUTERS / Osman OrsalPolice secure the area near an Istanbul nightclub, following a gun attack, in Turkey, January 1, 2017.
Police secure the area near an Istanbul nightclub, following a gun attack, in Turkey, January 1, 2017. - Sputnik International
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In the wake of the terrorist attack in Turkey's Istanbul, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano called for joint action against terrorism on Sunday.

Turkish special force police officers and ambulances are seen at the site of an armed attack January 1, 2017 in Istanbul. - Sputnik International
'Heinous Crime': World Leaders Deplore Istanbul Nightclub Terrorist Attack
ROME (Sputnik) — The nightclub Reina in Istanbul's Besiktas district was attacked early on Sunday by a man, who was reportedly talking in Arabic. The attacker is said to have opened fire from a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

At least 39 people were killed, including 16 foreigners, and 69 injured as a result of the attack, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry.

"The tragedy in Istanbul reminds us that the fight against terrorism has no pauses, no holidays, no countries and no continents. The unity is necessary at any cost," Alfano said on Twitter.

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