Turkish police detained a suspect in the terrorist attack in the Istanbul club Reina on the night of January 1, 2017. About this newspaper Daily Sabah. The victims were 39 people, injured dozens.
As reported by the Prosecutor of Burdur province, the man, whose initials A. S., was detained in Istanbul. When it was the lease of the apartment in which was hidden a terrorist, a citizen of Uzbekistan Abdulqadir Masharipov.
The detainee – a native of Turkey, since 2009, living in France and possessing the nationality of that country. His name surfaced during the investigation, and the investigation was started on 10 January.
Meanwhile, Masharipov asked the court to give him death sentence. He said that after the attack, tried to commit suicide, stepped on, issued grenades, but they were educational.
«It was a suicide bombing, I was not supposed to stay alive. If the court sentenced me to hang, I’ll accept this verdict,» he said. Note that the death penalty was abolished in Turkey, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly offered to return it.