MOSCOW (Sputnik) — He added that Russia was and would remain Turkey's ally in the fight against this evil.
"It is hard to imagine a more cynical crime than the murder of innocent civilians in the midst of New Year's holiday. But the terrorists are absolutely alien to the concept of human morality. Our common duty is to respond decisively to the terrorist aggression," Putin said.
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 and 69 injured as a result of the attack, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry.
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