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President Rivlin sends letter of condolence to Turkish President Erdoğan following the terror attack in Turkey last night
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President Rivlin sends letter of condolence to Turkish President Erdoğan following the terror attack in Turkey last night

29 June 2016

President Rivlin sends letter of condolence to Turkish President Erdoğan following the terror attack in Turkey last night 

(Communicated by the President's Spokesperson) 

 

President Reuven Rivlin this morning, (Wednesday) sent a letter of condolence to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, following the fatal terror attack which took place last night at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.

 

In the letter he wrote, "I write to express my heartfelt condolences to you and the entire Turkish people, following the brutal terror attack on the Ataturk airport last night." 

 

He continued, "This cowardly, murderous act is an example of the most vitriolic hatred the like of which we are sadly seeing across our region and the entire world today. I take this opportunity to welcome the chance to renew our good relationship especially because our strengthened dialogue will greatly aid in our joint efforts against this threat, and because it sends a strong message to the terrorists that we will stand untied against hatred."

 

He added, "The State of Israel is ready and willing to assist in any way possible to aid with the recovery from this attack, and to work together to ensure no such attack may be repeated. On behalf of all the Israeli people, I send my thoughts and prayers to the families of the bereaved, and for the speedy recovery of the injured."