20 January 2018

White House condemns terrorist attacks in Istanbul

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The United States condemned terrorist attacks near the football stadium in the center of Istanbul and expressed support to Turkey in its fight against terrorism, White House National Security Council (NSC) Spokesman Ned Price said Sunday. informs, on Saturday, two powerful blasts ripped through Istanbul, killing 29 and injuring 166 people. He added that the United States “stands together with Turkey” against terrorists who pose threat to both countries and to the international peace and stability in general.

Earlier in the day, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu confirmed that two separate blasts took place in the central Besiktas district of the city at 22:30 local time [7:30 pm GMT], as a result of which 27 police officers and two civilians were killed.

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