Turkey's prime ministry office has imposed a temporary blackout on coverage of the armed attack that occurred early on Sunday in Istanbul, citing public order and national security reasons.
The order asks media organisations to refrain from broadcasting and publishing anything that may cause "fear in the public, panic and disorder and which may serve the aims of terrorist organisations."
The blackout includes: "moment of attack; aftermath of the attack and site of crime; public servants conducting their jobs; injured and dead … exaggerated analysis … analysis and anything related to the people suspected of involvement with the attack, their methods of transport and whereabouts."
This affects ALL coverage distributed inside Turkey.
Clients are advised to seek their own legal advice if they intend to transmit material already supplied by the AP and ongoing news coverage of this specific attack and its aftermath back into Turkey.
AP TELEVISION - NO ACCESS TURKEY
Istanbul - 2 January 2017
1. Various of police checking cars and people on the street
2. Armed police officer on patrol
3. Armed officers checking car
4. Various of armed officers patrolling the streets
"Of course I don't feel safe. For example, I work in Ortakoy (the district where the Reina nightclub is located) look, police officers (are everywhere). They search people, they search people, how can a human being feel secure?''
4. Various of police guarding the front of the Reina club.
5. Sign outside the Reina Club reading (English) "Tonight it's your time''
6. Various of armed soldiers patrolling streets
7. Row of flags on the street
8. Various of street
9. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Nuriye Tayinci (left of screen) and Elif Demirel, German tourists:
Nuriye Tayinci: "In my opinion terrorists want this.They (attackers) want everybody to stay at home, they don't want people to socialise. They are trying to make foreigners afraid by using these kinds of methods. I think we shouldn't be afraid, we can die anytime. No one should be afraid, We need to protect our country."
Elif Demirel: "Exactly."
10. People walking past military vehicles on the street
11. Cross on top of a church, plane flying in the background