Terrorist Bombing in Ankara, Turkey: Statement to the PC

Flags of the OSCE participating States outside the Hofburg Congress Center in Vienna, Austria (USOSCE/Colin Peters)

We offer our strongest condemnation of the terrorist bombing in Ankara, Turkey

Too often we have sat around this table and had to offer our condolences for terrorist attacks perpetuated against participating States.

Once again, we offer our strongest condemnation of the attack and our deepest sympathy for the victims of the attack yesterday in Turkey.

We stand with Turkey, a NATO ally and a strong partner and valued member of the Counter-ISIL coalition, in the face of this attack, and pledge our ongoing cooperation and support in the fight against terrorism.

Please convey our deepest sympathies to the victims.

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

As delivered by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer to the OSCE Permanent Council, Vienna