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Joint statement on the attack at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport

Turkey has suffered another tragic terrorist attack on June 28 , this time at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport. The attack has killed at least 36 people and injured many others. We extend our sincere condolences to the families and friends of all those killed and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. The European Union reiterates once again its continuing solidarity to Turkey, its government and its people and reaffirms its commitment to work closely together to fight the global threat of terrorism in all its forms, said High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn.

Some facts: Isis is behind deaths of at least 41and 239 wounded. 13 of the 41 dead are foreign nationals, including five from Saudi Arabia, two from Iraq, and one each from Tunisia, Uzbekistan, China, Iran, Ukraine and Jordan. The Palestinian ambassador to Turkey has also said a Palestinian woman was killed. Authorities believe three men armed with Kalashnikov rifles attacked the airport, detonating suicide vests when confronted by police officers.


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