EU condemns terrorist attack in Turkey

BRUSSELS, Jun. 08 (MNA) – The European Union (EU) condemned the terrorist attack that took place this morning in Istanbul, Turkey, in which at least 11 people died.

In a statement, released a few hours after the attack, the regional organization expressed its solidarity and condolences to the families of the seven military men and the four civilians killed when a bomb, which was presumably operated remotely, blew up a police bus.

The explosion, whose authors are still unknown, occurred in the area of the University of Istanbul and the Grand Bazaar in the center of the city, an area where three attacks by the extremist group ISIL have taken place in recent months.

In the statement, the EU reaffirmed to Turkey their ‘commitment to work together in the fight against the global threat of terrorism’.

By Mehr News Agency