Erdoğan calls Hollande for condolences
ANKARATurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called his French counterpart François Hollande late Jan. 9 to express Turkey's solidarity with France.
The Turkish president also offered his condolences to the victims' families. Both presidents agreed to collaborate on anti-terrorism efforts.
On Wednesday, three masked gunmen attacked the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people. Footage showing the attackers shooting a policeman outside the magazine's offices sent shock waves across the world.
According to Turkey's semi-official Anadolu Agency, Hollande told Erdoğan that France knows "Turkey is standing with us." The French president also said that "terrorists aim to harm his country's social peace by creating confusion over Islam, but that the people of France will not be deceived by their goals."