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    Istanbul Reina Nightclub Attack During New Year’s Celebrations (46)

    China condemns the deadly New Year's Eve terrorist attack in Istanbul and intends to counter the terrorist threat jointly with Turkey, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — State Council Premier Li Keqiang also expressed his condolences to Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. On Sunday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi addressed a letter of condolences to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

    "China strongly condemns this attack and opposes any form of terrorism. China intends to increase cooperation with Turkey and the international community in order to jointly prevent and react to the threat of terrorism," Xi said, as quoted by the Xinhua news agency.

    At least 39 people were killed, including more than 20 foreigners, almost 70 were injured as a result of the attack on Istanbul's Reina nightclub. The attacker is said to have opened fire from a Kalashnikov assault rifle. A manhunt is underway. 

    Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack.

    Istanbul Reina Nightclub Attack During New Year’s Celebrations (46)


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