Foreign Minister Steinmeier made the following comments during a breaking of the fast in Berlin with Christians, Jews and Muslims (28 June):
I am deeply shocked by the news from Istanbul. Although the background is still unclear, everything seems to indicate that this was a renewed terrorist attack in the Turkish metropolis. We mourn the victims and share the grief of their relatives. We stand shoulder to shoulder with Turkey. Particularly at this time, our thoughts are with the people of that country.