United States Condemns Terrorist Attack in Kayseri

Press Statement
John Kirby
Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
December 17, 2016

We are saddened and outraged to see reports of another terrorist attack against Turkish security forces, this time in the city of Kayseri. The United States forcefully condemns this heinous act, and we stand shoulder to shoulder with our friend and Ally Turkey in our joint fight against terrorism.

We send our thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of those killed and wounded in this horrible attack.

There is absolutely no justification for inhumane acts perpetrated against the Turkish people by terrorists. We are in close touch with Turkish authorities and have offered our support to the ongoing investigation of this attack.