Abu Dhabi: The terrorist attack in Istanbul, Turkey, which left numerous innocent people injured and dead, has been strongly denounced by the United Arab Emirates.
The UAE has backed Turkey’s efforts to capture the perpetrators of this terrorist attack, as well as all the steps taken to ensure its security and stability, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
The Ministry further stated that the UAE consistently rejects all forms of terrorism and violence that attempt to undermine security and stability in defiance of international law, as well as its strong condemnation of these criminal acts. The Ministry sent its deepest sympathies and condolences to the Turkish government and people, as well as to the families of those killed in this horrible act. It also wished for a swift recovery for all those hurt.
At a court in Istanbul, one person has died and two suspected attackers have been shot dead, as per the statement.
Three police officers were among the six people reported injured on Tuesday by the authorities. Later, one of the injured people died in the hospital, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, though he did not specify if the victim was a civilian or a police officer.
Authorities blamed the incident on the leftist armed group Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP-C), though no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya, the gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint close to the Caglayan court in Istanbul before being shot and killed in a gunfight.