President Klaus Iohannis sent a condolence message following the Tuesday night attacks at the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, reasserting Romania’s determination to further be a committed partner in the international fight against terrorism.
According to the latest official reports, three suicide bombers blew themselves up in the largest international airport of Istanbul on Tuesday night, killing 36 people and wounding nearly 150.
President Iohannis: Romania remains a committed partner in int’l fight against terrorism
“The terrorist attacks on Tuesday night in Istanbul are an atrocity. Scores of people have lost their lives and over 140 were injured, following an act of cruelty directed on innocent citizens. I wish to express my most sincere condolences for the grieving families and to say that we are alongside those who right now are struggling for their lives. Such attacks should be prevented, and our country is and will further be a committed partner in the international fight against terrorism,” says Iohannis in a release sent on Wednesday to Agerpres.
Romania reaffirms firm commitment on combating all types of terrorism
Romania’s Foreign Affairs Ministry condemns “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attacks that made scores of victims in Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, states a release to Agerpres.
According to this document, Romania’s embassy in Ankara and general consulate in Istanbul acted on their own initiative and urgently contacted the local authorities to check whether there were Romanian citizens among the victims.
“The two missions started the standard consular procedures for such situations and they are in contact with the Turkish authorities, ready to provide specialized consular assistance within the limits of their legal competencies. Moreover, a consular team of Romania’s General Consulate in Istanbul went to the site to provide the necessary consular assistance,” the ministry mentioned.
It also reasserted Romania’s firm commitment on combating all types of terrorism, and reaffirmed “the need of joining and enhancing the international efforts in combating such actions, which cannot be justified in any form and endanger innocent lives.