Dutch, German consulate generals lower flags after bomb attack in Istanbul
ISTANBULThe Dutch and German consulate generals in the Taksim district of Istanbul have lowered their flags as a show of solidarity, after the attack that claimed 11 lives in the city’s Vezneciler neighborhood. A car bomb targeting a police vehicle on June 7 left six police officers and five civilians dead, while wounding many others.
The decision to lower the flag at the Dutch Consulate General was made by Istanbul Consul General Robert Schuddeboom, the consulate’s spokesperson told daily Sözcü.
“The decision was made in order to show our respect to the victims of the attack in Istanbul,” said the spokesperson on June 8.
Meanwhile, a number of ambassadors from European Union countries visited the scene of the attack to pay their respects to the victims of the bombing and laid roses at the scene.