Turkey – Attack at Istanbul airport – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (June 28, 2016)


I utterly condemn the attack perpetrated this evening at Istanbul airport. This appalling and cowardly act has caused very many casualties.

France extends its condolences to the families and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

In these tragic circumstances, we stand by Turkey in the fight against terrorism.

The French Consulate General in Istanbul has opened a crisis cell and is in close contact with the Turkish authorities and the French community. We call on our compatriots in Istanbul to follow the Turkish authorities’ advice to be cautious.