We start the New Year with yet another atrocity. Innocent people this time gunned down in Turkey.
So-called Islamic State says it was behind the new year attack on a Turkish nightclub that killed 39 people.
The group said in a statement it was carried out by “a heroic soldier”.
At least 600 revellers were celebrating in the early hours of Sunday at Istanbul’s Reina nightclub when the gunman began firing indiscriminately.
IS has been blamed for recent attacks in Turkey, which is taking military action against the group in neighbouring Syria.
The militant group has already been linked to at least two attacks in Turkey last year.
Whoever it was who is eventually revealed as being behind this plan – The World really must denounce this deplorable act.
The planned acts of murder on innocent people cannot be allowed to happen without people speaking up. We cannot just stay silent because it happened miles from our shores. It is a barbaric act and it should be denounced as such. With those responsible being brought to a court for Justice to be delivered.