Turkey condemns Norway attacks


The Turkish Foreign Ministry has spoken against the attacks in Norway which left more than 90 people dead and pledged support to Norway in these tough times.

A statement released by the Turkish Foreign Ministry read: “We strongly condemn the explosions that occurred on July 22 near the Prime Ministry and other government buildings in Oslo and the shooting attack on young people at a Labor Party youth camp on the island of Utoya shortly thereafter.”

The statement expressed Turkish condolences to the families and victims saying: “We convey our condolences to the families of the victims who have lost their lives in these attacks, which have deeply saddened our government and the Turkish people, and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded.” Turkey also communicated the need for international solidarity against these kinds of terrorist attacks and spoke of the friendship and peace between the two nations of Turkey and Norway: “In these difficult days, we would like to reiterate that we stand by the people of Norway and the Norwegian government, which has always advocated peace and friendship.”

The people of Turkey are also concerned as one young Turkish woman is believed to have gone missing after the shooting spree on Utoya. Turkey recently introduced their own new measures to fight terrorism in Turkey, and will no doubt be saddened by the recent events in Norway.

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  1. […] terrorism for nine years.” Bağış added that the attacks in Norway were not only a national attack on Norway but a global attack. He said that the attacks in Norway were similar attacks to the PKK militants […]

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