A manhunt is under way for a gunman who killed at least 39 people in an attack on New Year revellers at a nightclub in Istanbul.

Another 69 people were wounded in the attack, which Istanbul’s governor described as a “terrorist attack”.

At least 16 foreign nationals were among the dead at the club which was popular with tourists, the Turkish interior ministry said.

Witnesses told how the gunman shot at police officers outside the Reina nightclub before opening fire at random inside the building.

The club was packed with 600 people celebrating the New Year – with many jumping into the nearby Bosphorus channel to escape… see more

source: skynews