#IstanbulBlast – New Young Turks condemns the terrorist attack on Sultanahmet. It calls for unity and fight against terrorism.

Tuesday, 12th January 2016

PRESS RELEASE

#IstanbulBlast- New Young Turks condemns the terrorist attack on Sultanahmet. It calls for unity and fight against terrorism.

Turkey witnessed a new tragic incident caused by terrorism. New Young Turks strongly condemn this terrorist attack and express their heartfelt condolences to the families and countries of the victims of this barbarous attack.

Terrorist organisations which have recently carried out similar attacks in Beirut, Paris and Ankara, always seek to harm innocent citizens of countries to not to gain attention but to create chaos and spread terror. Terrorism – no matter where on earth – has to be targeted to eliminate more crimes on humanity. For that reason the need for unity against terrorist groups is long ago overdue more than ever before. NYT stands up against terrorism and extremism.

The national security of Turkey is threatened by terrorism from a number of groups including PKK and ISIS. The attack in Istanbul is directly adressing the security of Turkey and is an attempt to spread an atmosphere of chaos.

It makes no difference where we are, terrorism is a threat against humanity. It has no religion, no nation and no justification or legitimate cause. The international community must stand alongside Turkey, as it stands alonside with the international community, in the fight against terrorism.

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