Istanbul terror attack: 35 killed as gunman ‘dressed as Santa’ opens fire at nightclub in Turkey – IOTW Report

Istanbul terror attack: 35 killed as gunman ‘dressed as Santa’ opens fire at nightclub in Turkey


A gunman reportedly dressed in a Santa costume shot a police officer before storming the Reina club in the Ortakoy area of the city.

“Unfortunately, at least 35 of our citizens lost their lives. One was a police officer. Forty people are receiving treatment in hospitals,” Vasip Sahin told reporters at the scene of the elite nightclub on the city’s European side, describing the incident as a “terror attack”.

There were several hundred people in the club at the time. Many party-goers threw themselves into the Bosphorus in panic after the attack and efforts were underway to rescue them from the waters, NTV television said.

The whereabouts of the attacker was still unknown. Police special forces and explosives experts were  searching the club, an NTV correspondent at the scene said.

TV footage showed armoured police vehicles surrounding the nightspot as ambulances rushed to the scene.

Police cordoned off the area about 2 miles away from the nightclub as multiple ambulances rushed to the scene.


18 Comments on Istanbul terror attack: 35 killed as gunman ‘dressed as Santa’ opens fire at nightclub in Turkey

  1. How would that work in a moslem country? I would think someone dressed as a Western symbol would put everyone on high alert.

  2. He got away on a flying carpet pulled by eight tiny camels…

    On Bomber, on Stabber, on Shooter, on Chopper!

    On Raper, On Crusher, On High Rooftop Dropper!

    On Burner of Prisoners, heed allah’s call,

    And dash away, dash away, dash away all!

  3. It makes sense if you think about it. The more I think about it I’m shocked this has not happened already. I mean think about it. Santa and his crew spend how many thankless hours making toys and then Sanata hits every Christian and even secular home IN THE WORLD in one night…. the dude needs to unwind. If I’m at a club a week after Christmas Eve and I bump into Santa or he bumps into me I’m gonna be like “dude! 100% my bad, can I buy you a drink?”

    Some overzealous son of Allah tried to harsh Santa’s buzz. They will think twice next year. True Santa should have picked a more “Santa friendly” town, but the guy wants to unwind in Istanbul who am I to question that?

  4. Or, it could be Santa is doing a preemptive strike on the 2017 naughty list.

    Or, Santa has started to moonlight by collecting bounties on wanted terrorist. That makes sense. He has to fund his organization somehow now that he has to factor in Obamacare costs. You hear me Barry! The Web will be filled with images os “the terminator Santa” because of you,you rat bastard!

Comments are closed.