World leaders condemn ISIS linked Suruc suicide bombing

Leaders from all over world condemn ISIS-linked suicide bombing in Turkey’s Suruc which killed 32 people

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Updated Jul 28, 2015

World leaders leading with the US State Department Spokesman John Kirby and the British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond have condemned the suicide bombing attack, which killed 32 people and injured over a hundred people in Suruc district of Turkey’s southeastern province of Sanliurfa.

The suspect that carried out the Suruc attack is determined to have been linked with ISIS, the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stated on Tuesday.

A group of youth consisting nearly 300 people that are members of the pro-Kurdish Federation of Socialist Youth Associations (SGDF), was attacked in the garden of the Amara Culture Centre in Suruc, while gathered a press meeting to support Kobane.

Kirby sent condolences by releasing a statement condemning the attack and stressing their support to Turkey.

US Special Envoy on ISIS, John Allen was in Turkey on July 9 when he met with Turkish officials to deepen the measures against ISIS threat.

Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly sent a letter of condolence to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and condemned the “barbaric attack” stressing the importance of international coordination against terrorism.

The German Foreign Ministry made a written statement on Tuesday saying that Merkel stands with Turkey at “these hard times” and Germany is an ally of Turkey in fighting against terrorism.

The office of United Nations Secretary, Ban Ki-Moon, said that nothing can legitimate targeting the civilians for whatever reason it is.

NATO Secretary General Jens  Stoltenberg also released a statement condemning the attack, while European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini described the attack as “an attempt to scheme the region and its people.”

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev sent a letter to President Erdogan saying “My beloved brother. I share your sorrow arising from this tragedy, and I wish my condolences in the name of Azerbaijani people to you, the families of the victims and all Turkish nation. I wish the wounded victims get well as soon as possible.”

The spokesman for Iranian Foreign Ministry, Merziye Afham, passed on Iran’s condolences and said that the “felonious” attacks similar to this showed the extremism of the terrorists to achieve their goals.

The Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan also sent his condolences to Erdogan and the office of Sargsyan released a statement in their website condemning “all kinds of terrorism.”

The French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius also released a statement to condemn the attack, as well as Foreign Ministries of Pakistan, Qatar, Kosovo, Greece and Mali.

TRTWorld and agencies