World Bulletin / News Desk
World leaders and head of organizations around the world have sent their condolences to Turkey. EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said that she was in contact with authorities and expressed the EU's solidarity with all citizens of Turkey.
The U.S. Embassy issued a message of condemnation after the attack, saying it stands with Turkish authorities in fight against terrorism.
The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz expressed solidarity with Turkish citizens and with the families of victims, wishing speedy and full recovery to the injured.
Jens Stoltenberg, General Secretary of NATO, issued a statement where he expresses solidarity with Turkey, and says the fight against all forms of terrorism will continue.
British FM Boris Johnson condemned the attack on his social network account. ''My thoughts are with all those affected. UK committed to working with Turkey to tackle terrorism,'' said Johnson.
U.S. National Security Council Spokesperson Ned Price strongly condemned the terror attack in a written statement. He said that their prayers go out to the victims, their families and loved ones, and the Turkish nation; while also noting that the U.S. stand together with NATO ally Turkey against all terrorists.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his condolences to the Turkish nation and government, and condemned the attack. He asked that perpetrators be caught, and brought before the court as soon as possible.
Two bombs exploded in a terrorist attack that occurred in Istanbul's Maçka Park on Saturday night, killing at least 29 people and wounding 166.
Deputy PM Numan Kurtulmuş said early on Sunday that two bombs blasted in the terrorist attack site; a suicide bomber self-detonated in the Maçka Park, and a car bomb was blown up on the nearby street.