Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wished the soonest recovery to the injured and extended his deepest condolences to the Belgian people and families of the victims of the terror attacks:
“After the attacks of the PKK in Ankara and ISIS in Istanbul - killing tens of people - the terrorists targeting Brussels showed once again that they do not have limits and have no human values and morals with regards to their terrible methods as they have no difference to each other,” Erdogan said.
Recep Erdogan emphasized the need of joint struggle against terrorism:
“Turkey stands by Belgium in these hard times. Our people, who were exposed to terrible attacks by different terrorist organizations, deeply feel the Belgian people's pain and share it. I would like to say that we are ready to give any kind of support to our ally Belgium as our country pursues its resolved fight against different terrorist organizations. The atrocious attacks in Brussels obviously show terrorism cannot be a fight for freedom and we should fight against all types of terrorism together.”
Two explosions were reported to have occurred at Brussels’ Zaventem airport at 8 a.m. local time on March 22.
Two more explosions were reported at two subway stations, not far from a neighborhood where emigrants reside.
The Belgian government has officially recognized the attacks, which left 34 people killed and 200 injured, acts of terrorism.