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Shock and sadness at Gaziantep wedding blast

PACE President reacts to new act of violence in Turkey

PACE President Pedro Agramunt expressed his shock and sadness at the deaths in Turkey late Saturday evening, at a wedding in Gaziantep, southern Turkey.

"I am outraged at this new act of violence which has claimed scores of victims and wounded many more in the midst of a wedding celebration in Turkey", he said. "My thoughts are with the innocent victims and their families and my support goes to the authorities of the country and the Turkish people in confronting the present dramatic attack. I am particularly saddened as I visited Gaziantep last year and witnessed first hand the generosity and hospitality of the local authorities and the people of the region."