Those radical Islamist chickens are certainly coming home to roost.
An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations Saturday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 40 others in what the city’s governor described as a terror attack.
Gov. Vasip Sahin said the attacker, armed with a long-barreled weapon, killed a policeman and a civilian outside the club before entering and firing on people partying inside. He did not say who may have carried out what he called a “terror attack.”
More "quiet loners with mental health issues" in #Istanbul tonight…
How many #LoneWolves does it take to be a pack?? https://t.co/jXzmcxEI66
— Kez ن 🔱🇬🇧🐾🖤 (@Kez_777) January 1, 2017
Erdogan, of course, will not be able to blame Islamist extremists as they are pretty much his core audience. He will inevitably blame either the Kurds or the Gülen movement or both.