Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack in Turkey

Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack in Turkey

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham condemned the Monday terrorist attack in Southeastern Turkey.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham condemned the Monday terrorist attack in Southeastern Turkey.

"This criminal terrorist attack once again showed that the perpetrators of such acts are not committed to any principle and for achieving their inhuman objectives will do anything," Afkham said.

She further expressed sympathy with the bereaved families of the incidents.

"The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran believes that blind terrorism is a serious threat against the region's peace and stability, that is why President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan underlined the need for expansion of anti-terrorism cooperation," Afkham said.

On Monday, an explosion left scores dead in a municipal culture center in the Southeastern Turkish province of Şanlıurfa’s Suruç district.

At least 10 people were killed and 45 others were hospitalized.

There is speculation that the blast was caused by a suicide bomber from the ISIL terrorists.

At least 300 members of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations (SGDF) were staying at the Amara Culture Center as part of a summer expedition to help rebuild Kobani, which lies directly across the border from Suruç.

The culture center, which is run by the Suruç Municipality under the control of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), frequently hosts visiting journalists and volunteers who work with refugees from Kobani.



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