>> A manhunt underway in Turkey. Police seeking the attacker who shot dead at least 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning. Officials say around 15 or 16 of the dead were foreigners, with many bodies still to be identified. The police officer and nightclub workers also among the dead.
Some early reports claimed multiple gunmen were involved, one possibly disguised as Santa Claus. On Sunday morning, Turkey's interior minister said that wasn't right.>>
> According to the information we received from the police, there was one gunman. There weren't multiple gunmen. He was wearing a coat and trousers.
He went inside as he opened fire, and we were informed that he was wearing different clothes inside and he tried to get out. Our police forces continue to assess this information.>> The wounded being treated Sunday morning at Istanbul hospitals, several in critical condition. Local media say up to 600 people were inside the Reina Club at the time of the attack.
Some jumped into the Bosphorus to escape and were rescued by police. The killings come after a terrible 12 months for Turkey. 2016 saw a failed coup attempt and a string of terror attacks. The new year is off to an equally grim start.