Foreign diplomats, countries condemn Cizre attack
AFP photoThe bomb-laden vehicle suicide attack by outlawed the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) which killed 11 police officers and wounded 78 people in the Cizre district of the southeastern province of Şırnak was condemned by foreign diplomats and countries on Aug. 26, both through social media and in official statements.
In a statement released by the official website of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Ambassador John Bass said: “We condemn this morning’s horrific terrorist attack in Cizre. We grieve with the people of Turkey, our NATO ally, and we reaffirm our shared commitment to defeating terrorism.”
British Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore also made a statement on the Cizre attack through his official Twitter account. “Strongly condemn attacks on @kilicdarogluk & on Cizre. My condolences to the bereaved families &wishes for a speedy recovery to the wounded. [The] PKK should return to ceasefire. Hard not to contrast sad events in Turkey with good news coming out of Colombia,” he tweeted, condemning not only the Cizre attack, but also a separate PKK attack on a convoy carrying main opposition Republican People’s Party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Aug. 25, while referring to a recent peace deal reached between the Colombian government and Marxist FARC rebels.
Qatar and Pakistan have also issued statements since the Cizre attack, in which they stressed their condemnation for the deadly act and conveyed their solidarity with Turkey in its fight against terror.