International community condemns blasts in Reyhanli

International community has condemned blasts in Reyhanli that killed 46 people and wounded more than 100 others.

International community condemns blasts in Reyhanli

World Bulletin/News Desk

International community has condemned blasts in Reyhanli town of the Turkish southern province of Hatay.      

President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz condemned blasts in Reyhanli town and in a written statement, Schulz said, "We stand by Turkey which is an EU candidate country, partner and ally."      

Algerian Foreign Ministry condemned the attacks in Reyhanli town in a written statement which said, "We stand by Turkish people and state at this day of sorrow."      

Meanwhile, United Arab Emirates (UAE) called the attacks "cowardly" and strongly condemned it.      

Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil el-Arabi also condemned twin car bombings in the Turkish town near the Syrian border. In his written statement, el-Arabi said, "We condemn any terrorist acts which target innocent people," and added, these kind of attacks had to be condemned by the international community as well.      

Foreign Minister of Egypt Mohamed Kamel Amr condemned the attack and stressed, "Everybody has to state their reactions against this attack. Targeting innocent people does not provide justification."      

Moreover, the Iraqi government stated in a written statement, "The spread of these attacks and terror has shown that all the countries, especially countries in the region have to cooperate."      

Kuwait also denounced the attacks. Kuwaiti Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah released a written statement saying, "I condemn this disgusting terror act which targeted innocent civilians, religious values and humanistic manners and principles."      

Mohamed the current King of Morocco, Jordanian Government's spokesman Mohammad al-Momani and Qatari Foreign Ministry also condemned the blasts in Reyhanli which killed 46 people.      

Furthermore, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton stated, "The EU, which condemns terrorist attacks in all their forms, expresses its full solidarity with the Government and people of Turkey at this difficult time. It stands ready to help in any way needed."      

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara condemned the deadly attacks of May 11 and said, " I strongly condemn this attack which created a shocking effect and tragic results. I express my support to and solidarity for the people and the government of Turkey."      

Lastly, the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) condemned the attack too.      

Late on Saturday, the United States Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the blasts in Reyhanli. "We stand with our ally, Turkey. This awful news strikes an especially personal note for all of us given how closely we work in partnership with Turkey, and how many times Turkey's been a vital interlocutor at the center of my work as Secretary of State these last three months. Our thoughts are with the wounded and we extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims," said the statement released by the US State Department on behalf of Kerry.      

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said, "No reason legitimizes targeting of the civilians," according to a written statement by the UN.      

Twin car bombings in the Turkish town of Reyhanli near the Syrian border killed 46 people and wounded more than 100 others.      

Turkish officials blamed the attacks on a group linked to Syria's "mukhabarat," Arabic word for intelligence referring to spy agencies.      

Saturday's double bombings in the Reyhanli town just across Syria's Idlib province were the deadliest cross-border spillover since the Syrian revolt began in March 2011.

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