Istanbul police detain 8 suspects over nightclub terror attack

Istanbul anti-terror police on Monday detained eight people suspected of links to the New Year gun attack on a nightclub in the Turkish city that left 39 dead and was claimed by Islamic State jihadists, AFP quoted a report.

The Dogan news agency said police were pressing on with operations after making the first arrests over the attack. 

The suspected gunman is still believed to be on the run.