Two Chinese nationals of Uighur origin (Turkic-speaking Chinese Muslims) were arrested in connection with the Istanbul nightclub attack. The two suspects, Omar Asim and Abuliezi Abuduhamiti, who are Chinese citizens, were remanded in custody on charges of being members of an armed terrorist organization, and aiding in 39 counts of murder.
Turkish authorities last week said the man who killed 39 people in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub was probably an ethnic Uighur.
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