Turkish special force soldiers stand guard at the courthouse on December 27, 2016 at silivri district in Istanbul. AFP / OZAN KOSE
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Turkey Sunday is to see in the New Year with muted celebrations and amid the tightest security, under the shadow of the terror attack one year ago on an elite Istanbul nightclub that left 39 dead.However there has been no major attack in Turkey since the Reina murders, and security forces this year appear to be taking every possible precaution to ensure that this New Year passes without incident.A total of 37,000 police will be deployed in Istanbul alone on New Year's night, more than double the number last year, according to Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin.Masharipov and more than 50 other suspects went on trial in Istanbul on Dec. 11, with the Uzbek facing 40 life sentences for each of the victims and the crime itself.
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