Turkey – Attack in Istanbul – Statement issued by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (June 7, 2016)


I utterly condemn the attack perpetrated this morning in the Beyazit neighborhood of Istanbul as a police vehicle passed by, which left many people dead.

I extend my heartfelt condolences to their families and assure Turkey of France’s solidarity in the fight against terrorism.

Our nationals in Turkey have been urged to exercise caution. Our Consulate General in Istanbul is in constant contact with the Turkish authorities and our compatriots in the area.