Somali President condemns Istanbul airport attack

Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud.


Mogadishu-(Puntland Mirror) Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has condemned the terrorist attack at the airport in Istanbul in Turkey.

“The fact that the terrorists would target innocent people in such a brutal and unforgivable manner is the greatest sign of their inhumanity, and moral bankruptcy. Any violence against innocent civilians aimed at terrorizing them and their nation is deplorable and wholly evil’’ the President said in statement.

Somali President has urged the world to unite in the fight against terrorism.

“The government of Somalia is working hard to tackle terrorism within our borders and wider region. Terrorism is a global threat that has deeply affected the citizens of both Somalia and Turkey. This is a global problem which needs a united global response’’.

President Mohamud has also offered condolences to the leadership of Turkish government and the families of the victims at Istanbul Airport attack.

“We stand in solidarity with the brotherly People and Government of the Republic of Turkey. We mourn with them and share their deep loss in these dark hours. Our heartfelt condolences go to the families, friends and loved ones of all the innocent victims who were affected by this evil tragedy’’.

Somalia and Turkey has a good bilateral relation. Since 2011, Somalia has been one of the top three recipients of Turkey’s development aid.

At least 36 people dead and more than 150 wounded after three bombers detonated explosive vests in the arrival hall of Ataturk airport in Istanbul, which is one of the busiest in the World.

Source: Puntland Mirror + Office of the Somali President

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