Revealing nom de guerre and Isis propensity to use Turkic-speaking groups point towards potential background of Club Reina attacker
Turkish officials’ claims that the prime suspect for the New Year’s Eve attack on the Reina nightclub in Istanbul is a Uighur – a member of the largely Muslim, Turkic-speaking, group – deserves to be taken seriously.
UPDATE: This article has been updated to blur the faces of the men featured in the images below
In the two days following the act of terrorism that claimed the lives of 39 people at Istanbul’s prestigious Reina nightclub, pictures of two men began circulating on social media, Both were accused of opening fire on the packed nightclub in the early hours of January 1st. Shortly after the images were shared, both men came forward to say they were not connected with the attack in any way.