Turkey condemns deadly attacks in Sri Lanka

Turkey condemns deadly attacks in Sri Lanka

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkey condemns deadly attacks in Sri Lanka

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on April 21 condemned multiple bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed at least 290 and wounded over 500 people.

Two Turkish engineers are among the people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, according to Turkish diplomatic
sources.

In a Twitter post, Erdoğan said: "I condemn in the strongest terms possible the Easter terror attacks in #SriLanka. This is an assault on all of humanity."

"On behalf of the Turkish people, I offer my condolences to the families of the victims and the people of #SriLanka, and wish a speedy recovery to the injured," he added.

“This barbaric attack in Sri Lanka once again demonstrated the need for a decisive fight against all kinds of terrorism,” Erdogan said in a separate statement on April 21.

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu also condemned the attacks "targeting innocent people in churches and hotels during Easter".

"No matter what the motive is, the heinous terror attack in Sri Lanka is the same as the one in Christchurch [New Zealand]: cowardly, barbaric and cruel. Terror has no religion, no nation, no geography," he said.

Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın offered his condolences to the wounded and condemned the attacks.

"I offer my condolences to those who lost their lives, and wish the wounded a speedy recovery," he added. "We reject all kinds of terrorism, regardless of its perpetrators, source and ideology."

Multiple explosions hit three churches and three hotels in different parts of Sri Lanka on April 21 leaving at least 290 dead and more than 500 injured.

More than 200 dead as blasts hit Sri Lanka churches, hotels
More than 200 dead as blasts hit Sri Lanka churches, hotels

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