Seeds: On Sunday, many of us gathered with friends and family to shake off the difficulties of 2016 and ring in the new year. Many had hoped that the restarting of the calendar year might bring some sort of relief from 2016, a year plagued with hundreds of deadly terrorist attacks. Istanbul already had terrible bombings earlier this year. However, the events on New Year’s Day in Istanbul denote that 2017 could be more of the same.
Core: Around 1 AM on New Year’s Day, a gunman entered a nightclub in Istanbul and shot and killed 39 people. The aforementioned nightclub was a popular location for foreigners and, as a result, victims of this attack hail from a total of 12 countries, spanning from Canada, to India, to Belgium and Tunisia.
Skin: As is common with many of the terrorist attacks that happen abroad in non-Western countries, the attack in Istanbul did not get a ton of coverage from news sources in the United States. This was heightened due to the timing of the event. Instead of covering the attack, most media outlets were focused on the festivities surrounding New Year’s Eve.
Leaves: Today, January 2, 2017, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. At this point, the Turkish authorities are still searching for the gunman.
Food For Thought: Do you think there will be some sort of decrease in terror attacks this year? Is terrorism bound to get worse?
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