United States Condemns Terrorist Attack in Istanbul, Turkey

Press Statement
John Kirby
Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
January 12, 2016


The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack today in Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those killed, and wish a quick and full recovery to those injured.

The United States reaffirms our strong commitment to work with Turkey, a NATO Ally and valued member of the Counter-ISIL Coalition, to combat the shared threat of terrorism.