Turkish President Abdullah Gul strongly condemned the terrorist attack outside the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul.
President Gul said, "unfortunately, three police officers were martyred in a terrorist attack outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul earlier in the day. I offer my condolences to their families."
"Turkey will fight against those who masterminded such acts and the mentality behind it till the end. Everybody has already seen that terrorism would not serve anything," President Gul said.
European Commission also strongly condemned armed attack outside U.S. Consulate in Istanbul.
European Commission spokesperson Amadeu Altafaj Tardio said they shared the sorrow of the Turkish authorities and relatives of policemen who were killed in the attack.
A security guard and two traffic policemen were killed in the shootout near the police post at the visa entrance of the U.S. Consulate General, and three attackers were also killed in the shooting.
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