Turkey stands by Belgium, Erdoğan says
ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
AP photoPresident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has strongly condemned the deadly attacks in Brussels on March 22, adding Turkey stood by Belgium in its bad times.
“I strongly condemn and curse the inhumane attacks which occurred today in Brussels’ Zaventem Airport and Maalbeek metro station. I send my warmest condolences to the relatives of the dead and the Belgian people [killed] in those abominable attacks and wishes for a quick recovery to the wounded,” Erdoğan said.
The president also said Turkey stood by Belgium in its hard days.
“Turkey stands with Belgium in its hard days. Our people, who have been exposed to flagrant attacks by different terror organizations, deeply feel the pain of the Belgian people and share this pain,” Erdoğan said, recalling recent terror attacks in Turkey.
Erdoğan also said the Brussels attack proved there was no difference between terrorists.
“The terrorists who are now targeting Brussels after attacks in Ankara not too long ago by the [outlawed] Kurdistan Workers’ Party [PKK] and Daesh [the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – ISIL] in Istanbul which claimed tens of lives, showed once again that they know no humanitarian or moral values or boundaries and have no difference between them in terms of the flagrant methods they use,” Erdoğan said.