Body of Azerbaijani woman killed in Istanbul attack to be sent to Baku

The body of the Russian woman killed in a terrorist attack in the Turkish city of Istanbul will be sent to her last place of residence – Azerbaijan – on Monday evening, Russia’s Consulate General told “RIA Novosti” news agency Jan. 2.

Earlier in the day, the Consulate General confirmed that Russian citizen Nurana Hasanova was killed in the attack. It was initially alleged that the deceased woman was a citizen of Azerbaijan.

“Yes, the victim is actually a Russian citizen, relatives have identified her, a death certificate has been issued and, as far as we know, the body will be sent to homeland tonight. Since in recent years she lived in Azerbaijan, it will be sent there,” the press service told RIA Novosti.

He added that there were no other Russian citizens among those killed or wounded in the terrorist attack.

An attacker killed at least 39 people, including a police officer, in a gun attack on Reina, a popular night club in Istanbul, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced on Jan. 1.

Sixty-nine people were also wounded in the attack that was carried out before 1:30 a.m.