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Manhunt underway for suspect in Istanbul nightclub shooting; death toll at 39

Manhunt underway for suspect in Istanbul nightclub shooting; death toll at 39

The new year began with ominous echoes of 2016 — dozens dead in Turkey in an apparent terrorist attack, a nationwide manhunt underway and anguished questions about what it will take to bring terrorism to heel.

“What the hell is the government doing? What is being done to stop these attacks?” asked Keenan Ipkiran, a university instructor whose student Mustafa Jalal Ahmet Abbas was among 39 people killed early Sunday in an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack, in which a gunman opened fire with an AK-47 in the crowded club, much like the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in June. The Turkish government...

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