Attack at the Istanbul Airport

Attack at the Istanbul Airport - Declaration by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

Paris, 29 June 2016

I most firmly condemn the attack carried out this evening at Istanbul airport. This heinous and cowardly act has claimed many victims.

France extends its condolences to the families and wishes for the fast recovery of the injured.

In these tragic circumstances, we stand by Turkey in the fight against terrorism.

The Consulate General of France in Istanbul has opened a crisis cell and is in close contact with the Turkish authorities as well as the French community. We call upon our compatriots present in Istanbul to follow the precautionary measures issued by the Turkish authorities.

Last modified on 29/06/2016

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