Excerpt from CNN
Written by Euan McKirdy, Ian Lee and Madison Park
Istanbul (CNN)---At least 39 people were killed and at least 69 wounded in an attack in a nightclub early Sunday as they were celebrating the new year, Turkey's Interior Minister said.
"We are face to face with a terror attack," Interior minister Suleyman Soylu told reporters.
Twenty-one of the dead have been identified, he said. Of those, 16 were foreign nationals and five were Turkish.
US officials also called it a terrorist attack, making it the first of 2017.