“Terrorism has once again struck one of our member States today. I deplore and strongly condemn the bomb attack in Istanbul. My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims”, said Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
“I have expressed my condolences and support to the people of Turkey in a letter to the Speaker of the Turkish Parliament. Turkey can count on our support in combating terrorism and violent extremism. It is the duty of all democratic political forces to stand up against radicalisation and the hatred that fuel violent extremism and terrorism.”