Press release - 504(2010)

Council of Europe leaders condemn bus bombing in Istanbul

Strasbourg, 22.06.2010 - “We strongly condemn today’s terrorist attack on a bus in Istanbul, in which three people have been killed, including a child,” the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe Antonio Miloshoski and the President of its Parliamentary Assembly Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said in a joint statement.

“Bloodshed like this will never bring victory, only sadness and anger. We stand together with the families of those killed this morning, and share in their distress. The recent upsurge of terrorist violence in Turkey is a matter of grave concern. Terrorism remains the greatest threat to the values the Council of Europe stands for.”

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