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Foreign Minister Maas on the train accident in Turkey

13.12.2018 - Press release

Following the accident this morning in Ankara in which a train collided with a service engine and derailed just after leaving Ankara station, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the statement below (13 December):

We were shocked and saddened by reports of a train accident in Ankara in which nine people lost their lives and many more were injured.

I would like to express my deep sympathy and condolences to the victims and their families. May the bereaved find strength and the injured have a speedy recovery.

As far as we are aware, we must also presume that a German citizen was amongst those who lost their lives.

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