dimanche 21 juin 2009

Turkey Condemns Attack in Taze Hurmatu

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the bomb attack in Taze Hurmatu town of Iraq.

Releasing a statement, the Ministry expressed profound sorrow over killing of a number of people in the attack near Kerkuk. "Turkey attaches great importance to efforts to ensure peace and stability in Iraq, and to provide a peaceful atmosphere among different ethnic and religious groups in Kerkuk. We strongly condemn this heinous attack, one of the most serious attacks against Turkmen society in Iraq," it said.

"We want to reiterate once again that Turkey is opposed to all kinds of terrorism and that Turkish people commiserate with Iraqi people who lost their beloved ones in the attack. We are ready to bring in those who were injured in the attack for medical treatment. We are taking all kinds of measures including dispatch of an ambulance helicopter to Iraq," it added.

More than 60 people were killed and nearly 200 others were injured when a truck laden with explosives exploded as worshippers left a Shiite mosque in Taza, 20 kilometers south of Kerkuk.
Sunday, 21 June 2009

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