The so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Istanbul nightclub that has claimed the lives of at least 39 people. A major search is underway to apprehend the shooter, who managed to get away amid the chaos.
Members of the "Islamic State" (IS) alleged to have been involved in last year's Istanbul airport attack have gone on trial in Turkey. If convicted, they could face a combined record jail sentence.
Sebahattin Onkibar, who recently penned "Asena," on the political life of Erdogan-challenger Meral Aksener, was attacked while signing autographs. The Turkish Publishers Association has condemned the incident.
Ever since Turkey's attempted 2016 coup, a growing number of books have been outlawed and confiscated, with some even being considered evidence for certain crimes. Publishers, authors and readers are deeply concerned.
The terror group says that the man who killed eight people and injured 12 is their "soldier." However, IS has been known to claim attacks to which it has no direct link, such as last year's deadly shooting in Orlando.
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