President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has addressed the media today after the tragic events in Istanbul's Ataturk Airport condemning the terrorist act.
In particular, the President drew attention to the fact that the attack in the holy month of Ramadan has demonstrated that terrorism has nothing to do with religion, and makes no distinction between religious people:
“This act once again showed the dark face of terrorist organizations. It is obvious that the attack does not aim to attain any results. It merely aims to produce propaganda materials against the Republic of Turkey by shedding the blood of and causing pain for innocent civilians. We expect that the world, especially Western countries, governments, parliaments, the media and social organizations will show finally their strong position in relation to such games of terrorists.
As before, the Turkish President said that Turkey's fight against terrorism in all its forms will continue, in spite of everything:
“I want to remind you that such attacks are directed not only against 79 million population of the Republic, but also against the entire world's population - seven and a half billion people. The bombs exploded in Istanbul could be in any other airport and city in the world. This is the whole essence of the despicable terrorism.”
The Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim, who was one of the first informed about the explosion at the airport, also joint his voice to the President’s strong position:
“This event showed once again that terrorism is a global threat. This terrorist act has been committed against innocent citizens. The explosion occurred at a time when Turkey has pursued a successful fight against terrorism and normalizes relations with neighboring countries.
Binali Yildirim added that all the evidence proves that ISIS terrorist organization is responsible for the explosion in Istanbul.
Three suicide bombers attacked the Istanbul’s main international airport late in the evening on June 28.
According to recent reports, 36 people died and 147 were wounded. A large number of victims caused by the fact that the tragedy occurred during the high influx of passengers.