Hollande, Turkish deputy PM arrive for Tunis march

The march headed towards the museum where a memorial for the victims of the attack will be inaugurated

Hollande, Turkish deputy PM arrive for Tunis march

World Bulletin / News Desk 

French President Francois Hollande and Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus arrived in capital Tunis on Sunday to take part in an "anti-terrorism" march along with local and foreign officials.

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi as well his Algerian counterpart Abdel-Malek Sellal have also arrived in the Tunisian capital earlier to take part in the demonstration in response to an invitation by the Tunisian government.

The march headed towards the museum where a memorial for the victims of the attack will be inaugurated.

"This march reflects the national unity of Tunisians, irrespective of their political persuasions, in standing against terrorism," Hussein Tarabulsi, a citizen from the country's northwestern region, told.

"The participation of world leaders and public officials affirms that the terrorism phenomenon is a global one that everyone is keen on eliminating," Tarabulsi said.

Mahdi Zoraibi, who travelled from Tunisia's southern region to attend the march, for his part, told that "terrorism has no place among Tunisians."

"Tunisia is a conservative Muslim country built on the values of tolerance and fraternity, which stand in stark contrast to terrorism and the killing of innocent people," Zoraibi said.

Sunday's march coincided with Tunisia's announcement that the leader of the group suspected to be behind the attack has been killed along with eight other militants in a security operation in the southwestern province of Gafsa.

Last Mod: 29 Mart 2015, 16:24
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