A spokesperson for the Federal Foreign Office issued the following statement today (17 December):
This morning, Turkey was yet again shaken by a brutal terrorist attack. We most strongly condemn this malicious attack on a bus carrying members of the Turkish armed forces that occurred directly in front of the gates of the local university in Kayseri.
There can be no justification for this perfidious violence. Our thoughts are with those who were killed and injured, and with their families and friends. Our deepest sympathy goes out to them. In this time of mourning, we stand side by side with Turkey.