Sahin told reporters that the alleged attacker, whom he named as Abdulgadir Masharipov, born in 1983, had admitted his guilt and his fingerprints matched those at the scene.
The gunman remains at large despite a massive manhunt.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday urged the regime and its backers to end their “violations” of the truce, warning they were jeopardising the planned talks in Kazakh capital Astana this month.
The attacker shot his way into the exclusive Reina nightclub on Sunday then opened fire with an automatic rifle, reloading his weapon half a dozen times and shooting the wounded as they lay on the ground.
The attacker, armed with a long-barrelled weapon, killed a policeman and a civilian outside Istanbul’s popular Reina club at around 1:15 am (local time) before entering and firing on people partying inside,
Putin also said that Russia had agreed to reduce its military deployment in Syria.
“There has been a move towards a compromise,” said Andrey Kortunov, director general of the Russian International Affairs Council, a think tank close to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The country remains on high alert after multiple attacks on its soil have killed well over 200 people.
The explosion was caused by a bomb placed inside a car and was detonated as the police vehicle was passing by, Istanbul governor said.
Reports say there is a high risk of sexual abuse and sexually transmitted diseases at the refugee camp in Nizip, Turkey, where the accused had worked as a cleaner.
“The German parliament’s recognition of ‘distorted and groundless’ allegations as ‘genocide’ is a historic mistake,” said Deputy Prime Minister.
Erdogan said the forces included around 2,500 Syrian Arab fighters and only 450 members of the Kurdish YPG Militia.
The vote comes at an awkward time as Germany and the EU need Turkey to help stem a record influx of migrants even as tensions are rising between both sides over human rights issues.
The “Master’s Poem” — which was shared by the model while Erdogan was serving as prime minister — criticises the
Turkish strongman with verses adapted from the national anthem.
Cross-border fire from Syria has claimed 21 lives and wounded dozens of others in the border town of Kilis this year.