Friday, 22 December 2017

Turkey government won't permit 2018 New Year festivities

Turkey government won't permit New Year festivities at Istanbul's famous Taksim Square for security reasons. Ismail Kilic, nearby police head of Istanbul's Beyoglu area, said safety efforts had been doubled for this present year following a series of assaults in the course of recent years.

"Measures for New Year will be at the most elevated amount," he was cited as saying by state-run news agency Anadolu. Turkey has endured a progression of dread assaults credited to Kurdish activists and the Islamic State gathering, including a shooting at well known Istanbul club Reina amid a New Year 2016-17 party in which 39 individuals were slaughtered. 

"We will double the measures in light of the fact that the Reina aggressor changed his area having seen the measures at Taksim," Kilic said.


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