Statement by Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the attacks in Turkey and Côte d’Ivoire

14.03.2016 - Press release

Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement today (14 March) on yesterday’s attacks in Ankara and Grand Bassam:

The reports from Ankara and Grand Bassam last night are deeply shocking. I condemn these terrible attacks in the strongest possible terms. We stand side by side with the people in Turkey and Côte d’Ivoire at this difficult time.

The attacks show once again that the fight against terrorism is a joint task for the international community. Determined and long‑term commitment from all sides is the only way to dry up support for terrorism and its brutal apologists.

I regret to confirm that a German citizen was among those killed in the attack in Côte d’Ivoire. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the families and friends of all of the victims. I sincerely wish those who have been injured a speedy recovery.

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