International community condemns blasts in Reyhanli

Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu held phone conversations with his US, British and Brazilian counterparts.

International community condemns blasts in Reyhanli

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held phone conversations with his US, British and Brazilian counterparts on Monday who offered their condolences following the bomb attacks in Reyhanli town of Turkey's southern Hatay province in the weekend.

Davutoglu held the phone conversations in Jeddah where he went to attend the meeting of Mali Contact Group of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

US State Secretary John Kerry, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs William Hague, and Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota offered their condolences, and strongly condemned the bomb attacks.

They also discussed recent developments about Syrian issue.

Turkmenistan, Saudi Arabia and Russia condemned the bomb attacks in Rehyanli town of Turkey's southern border province of Hatay at the weekend.

Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow's press office issued a statement conveying the President's condolences to Turkish President Abdullah Gul, and his wish of patience for Turkish people and government in their hard times. The statement also covered the condolences to the Turkish people particularly the families of the victims and condemned all kinds of terrorism.

Saudi Arabia Shura Council, at its weekly session, also condemned the blasts.

Saudi Arabian government spokesman Muhiddin Hodja offered his condolences to the families of the victims and Turkish people. "Saudi Arabia is against all terrorist acts," he noted.

Russian Foreign Ministry issued a written statement saying "we sincerely condemn these terrorist acts. We offer our condolences to Turkish government and relatives of the victims of the savage attack, and wish a quick recovery for wounded ones." 

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