Statement on the terrorist attack in the Kızılay neighborhood of Ankara

13.03.2016

I strongly condemn the terrorist attack that took place in the Kızılay neighborhood of Ankara on March 13, 2016. May Allah’s grace be upon those, who lost their lives in this heinous attack. I extend my condolences to their families and loved ones. I wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

In recent years, Turkey has become a target of terrorist attacks due to the instabilities in the region. Terrorist organizations and those, who use them as their pawns, are targeting our innocent citizens in the most immoral and heartless way as they lose the fight against our security forces.

These attacks, which target the integrity of our country, unity and solidarity of our people, do not diminish our will to fight against terror, but further boost it.

In the face of these treacherous attacks, our august nation embraces each other more than ever, consolidating its unity by solemnly standing against terror and the circles behind it.

Turkey surely will get through these difficult days thanks to the tight-knit fabric of our nation.

Our state will never give up its right to self-defense against all kinds of terror threats.

Our soldiers, policemen, village guards, all our security forces are resolutely struggling against terrorist organizations at the risk of their lives.

I assure our citizens; our struggle against terrorism conducted by our state in cooperation with our nation will for certain end in success and terrorism will be brought to its knees.

I once again wish Allah’s grace upon our citizens, who lost their lives in the terrorist attack that took place in the Kızılay neighborhood of Ankara. I offer my condolences to their families and our nation. I share their grief and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

 

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