The organizer of the terrorist attack in Istanbul the club was a citizen of France

In Istanbul detained a French citizen of Turkish origin, who was suspected of organizing the terrorist attack at a nightclub Reina. On Tuesday, February 14, the newspaper Cumhuriyet.

The man’s name was not called, known only by his initials — A. S. in Addition, it is reported that he lived in France since 2009.

Sputnik said that the detainee also was wanted on suspicion of having links with a terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, the organization banned in Russia).

The attack on the night club Reina in Istanbul’s Ortakoy district was committed on the night of 1 January. Unknown went to school and first shot a policeman guarding the facility, and then barged inside and began shooting at people. Victims of the attack were 39 people, almost 70 injured.

The attackers managed to escape, he was later arrested. He was a native of Uzbekistan Abdulqadir Masharipov. In court he admitted to belonging to ISIS and declared his desire to be sentenced to death.