Norway condemns attack on Istanbul airport

Foreign Minister Børge Brende says Norway condemns the terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport in the strongest possible terms.


"Terrorists have once again targeted innocent civilians in Turkey. These cowardly acts must be met with abhorrence and intensified international efforts in the fight against terror,' Brende says. 

Ataturk, Istanbul's main international airport, was hit by several explosions and gunfire late Tuesday evening. So far, at least 41 people are reported to have been killed and 239 to have suffered injuries.

'I would like to convey my deepest sympathy to all of those who have lost loved ones and to those who were injured in the attack,' Mr Brende said.

'This act of violence shows once again the importance of international cooperation and solidarity against terrorism. Terrorism respects no borders. It is an attack on all of us, regardless of nationality,' said Mr Brende.

(NRK/Press release)




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