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Istanbul tightens New Year security, dozens arrested ahead of attack anniversary

ISTANBUL: Turkey will more than double the number of police officers on duty in Istanbul to 37,000 and ban public celebrations in key districts on New Year’s Eve for security reasons, a year after a gunman killed 39 people in a nightclub, officials said. State media said police had also detained dozens of people for suspected membership of Islamic State (IS) though the arrests were not linked to New Year security preparations. On New Year’s Eve a year ago, a man with an assault rifle shot dead Turks and visitors from…