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Worldwide condemnation pours in after terror attack in Turkish capital Ankara

October 1, 2023 at 2:34 pm

Digital screen-equipped trucks drive around the crowded streets of New York City to promote the “Century of Turkiye” vision as the 78th session of the UN General Assembly starts in New York, United States on September 18, 2023 [Celal Güneş – Anadolu Agency]

World leaders have shown solidarity with Turkiye and denounced a thwarted terror attack in Ankara on Sunday morning, which resulted in minor injuries to two police officers.

At 9:30 a.m. local time (0630 GMT), one of the two terrorists detonated himself in front of the General Directorate of Security in the city.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg voiced condemnation, stating, “NATO stands in solidarity with #Türkiye in the fight against terrorism.”

The French Foreign Ministry also condemned the attack and expressed solidarity.

Germany’s Foreign Ministry expressed solidarity, saying, “Terrible news from #Ankara, which has been hit by a terrorist attack today. We express our solidarity with the people of Türkiye & wish a speedy recovery to those injured.”

Austria condemned the “heinous attack” and wished injured police officers a swift recovery.

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The Romanian Foreign Ministry “strongly condemns” the attack, standing in full solidarity with #Türkiye and wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.

Greece issued a statement, strongly condemning the terrorist attack and expressing solidarity with Turkiye.

Sweden strongly condemned the attack, pledging long-term cooperation with Turkiye in combating terrorism and wishing the injured a quick recovery.

European Council President Charles Michel expressed shock over the attack and solidarity with Turkiye.

The EU condemned the attack, expressed solidarity with Turkiye, and wished the injured a speedy recovery, as stated by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.

Italy condemned all forms of terrorism and stood in full solidarity with Turkiye, according to Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani.

British Ambassador to Türkiye Jill Morris condemned the attack and expressed support for Türkiye.

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama condemned the terror attack, emphasizing the need to support Turkiye in its fight against terrorism.

President Ersin Tatar of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Prime Minister Unal Ustel both issued statements condemning the terrorist attack.

Egypt condemned the attack, expressing solidarity with the Turkish people and government.

Pakistan condemned the “heinous” attack and stood resolutely with Turkiye in its fight against terrorism, according to the country’s embassy in Ankara.

The US Embassy in Ankara offered condolences to the injured and expressed solidarity with Turkiye against terrorism.

Jordan’s Foreign Ministry condemned all forms of violence and terrorism.

The Saudi Foreign Ministry rejected violence, terrorism, and extremism and pledged support to Turkiye in its efforts to eliminate terrorist elements.

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned the attack and expressed support for Turkiye.

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah reiterated support for Turkiye’s efforts to confront terrorism and maintain its security and stability.

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