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ATA-DC's Statement on Recent Attacks in Turkey and in the World

The American Turkish Association of DC (ATA-DC) Board of Directors is deeply saddened by the heinous terrorist attack that took the life of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov on December 19, 2016 at a public diplomacy event in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. We deplore this senseless violence and extend our deepest condolences to his family and colleagues. We are horrified by attacks against diplomatic personnel and diplomatic missions, the very people working to improve relations among countries.

We strongly condemn all acts of terrorism, including those recently committed in Berlin, Zurich, Jordan and Yemen. We are feeling a deep pain in our hearts for innocent souls lost and sending our heartfelt condolences to those who lost loved ones.

ATA-DC Board of Directors

ATA-DC's Statement on Recent Terror Attacks in Istanbul and Kayseri, Turkey

The ATA-DC Board of Directors strongly condemns the recent terror attacks in Istanbul and Kayseri, targeting Turkish police and armed forces, and civilians. The attacks, together, took nearly 60 lives and wounded hundreds within the last week alone.

Our community mourns for all the precious lives cut too short. We convey our deepest condolences and sorrow to families and friends of those who lost their lives and wish the wounded a speedy recovery.

We deeply condemn terrorism and call all communities to stand united against all forms of it.

ATA-DC Board of Directors