Turkey declares day of mourning after twin bombings in Istanbul
ANKARATurkey has declared a day of national mourning after twin attacks in Istanbul killed at least 38 people, including 30 police officers, late on Dec. 10, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The Ankara Governor’s Office released an official written statement, notifying that a day of national mourning had been declared to commemorate the victims of the attack.
Following the announcement, flags were lowered to half-mast both across the country and at Turkey’s official representations abroad.
Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan postponed a visit to Kazakhstan due to the attack.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev condemned the attack, stating that they were ready to help in all efforts to provide stability and security in Turkey.