New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed profound grief over the loss of lives in the dastardly attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport and dubbed it as ‘inhuman and horrific’.
Prime Minister Modi took to micro-blogging site Twitter to condemn the attack, which left 36 people dead and over a 100 injured.
“Attack in Istanbul is inhuman & horrific. I condemn it strongly. My thoughts are with bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on also condemned the attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport. “My prayers are with the families of the victims & the ppl of #Istanbul,” Gandhi tweeted.
“Shocked &deeply saddened by news of yet another terror attack in #Istanbul.Strongly condemn this cowardly attack on innocents,” he said in another tweet.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for stepped-up cooperation in the fight against terrorism, following the deadly attack.
He condemned the attack and expressed his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the government and people of Turkey.
The Australian government too condemned the deadly bomb attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop extended Australia’s sympathies to Turkey following the attack which ripped through the busy airport, and said the government was desperately trying to determine if any Australians were in the area at the time of the bombings, Xinhua news agency reported.
“The Australian government condemns what appears to be a coordinated terror attack on the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey on June 28. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the people of Turkey,” Bishop said in a statement on Wednesday.