Turkey tightens New Year security, 120 arrested ahead of attack anniversary

Turkey tightens New Year security, 120 arrested ahead of attack anniversaryBy Ezgi Erkoyun ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish police have detained 120 people with suspected links to Islamic State (IS) in the countdown to New Year’s Eve, state media said on Thursday, part of a tightening of security one year after a gunman killed 39 people in an Istanbul night club. Turkey will also more than double the number of police officers on duty in Istanbul and cancel or ban public celebrations in key districts of its largest city on New Year’s Eve for security reasons, officials said. On Dec. 31, 2016, a man with an assault rifle shot dead Turks and visitors from several Arab nations, India and Canada at the exclusive Reina nightclub in Istanbul.



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