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Turkey has condemned terrorist attacks that happened on July 14 in the Qatif governorate of Saudi Arabia, reiterating its support and solidarity with the kingdom in its fight against terror. 

“We strongly condemn the terrorist attacks perpetrated recently in the Qatif governorate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that claimed lives and caused injuries. We wish Allah’s mercy upon the Saudi security officers who lost their lives as a result of these terrorist attacks and a speedy recovery to the wounded,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on July 17. 

“We express our condolences to the families of the deceased, brotherly people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi government,” it said. 

Turkey’s condemnation came during a crisis between Saudi-led Arab nations and Qatar over the latter’s alleged support for the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups the former considers a threat. Turkey openly sided with Qatar in the dispute and called Saudi Arabia to initiate to resolve the row as the leader of the Arab world.

July/17/2017

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