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Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the bomb blast in Ankara

20.09.2011

Today (20 September) in New York, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has issued the following statement on the bomb blast in Ankara:

“I am deeply dismayed to learn that several victims were claimed in today’s bomb blast in the government district of Ankara. I would like to express my sincere condolences to the families of those who were killed and to the many injured.
I condemn this terrorist act in the strongest possible terms. There can be no justification for any act of blind violence and terrorism against innocent people.”

During his visit to Osnabrück today, Turkish President Abdullah Gül, who is currently paying a state visit to Germany, condemned the incident as “an act of terrorism directed against the civilian population”.

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