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Canada condemns suicide attack at Istanbul airport

Thirty-six people and three suicide bombers died in the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport Tuesday


 
Passengers embrace each other as they wait outside Istanbul's Ataturk airport, early Wednesday, June 29, 2016 following their evacuation after a blast. Suspected Islamic State group extremists have hit the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing dozens of people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said Tuesday. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) TURKEY OUT

Passengers embrace each other as they wait outside Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, early Wednesday, June 29, 2016 following their evacuation after a blast. Suspected Islamic State group extremists have hit the international terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, killing dozens of people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said Tuesday. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

OTTAWA – Canada is condemning the suicide bombing attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport that killed at least 36 people and wounded many others.

Officials in Turkey are blaming the attack on three suspected Islamic State bombers.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that Canada “strongly comdemns tonight’s deadly attack in Turkey.”

Trudeau added that his “thoughts and prayers” are with the victims as “we stand with our allies against terrorism.”

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion also issued a statement strongly condemning the “appalling” attack.

Dion offered condolences to the family and friends of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded.

“We stand with the Turkish people as they deal with this most recent and appalling terror attack,” Dion said. “We reaffirm our commitment to work tirelessly in the fight against terrorism.”


 

Canada condemns suicide attack at Istanbul airport

  1. And not once was the term Muslim Islamist terrorist used. Leisure suit Larry wouldn’t want to piss of the voting base.

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