World Condemns Bomb Attack in Turkey

World Condemns Bomb Attack in TurkeyWorld Condemns Bomb Attack in Turkey

The deadly bomb attack in southern Turkey that killed at least 31 people on Monday was condemned around the world.

The suspected suicide attack in Suruc, a town in Sanliurfa Province close to the Syrian border, targeted activists preparing to visit Kobane, the Syrian town devastated by fighting between Islamic State militants and Kurdish forces, World Bulletin reported.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack through his official spokesman. “No cause or grievance ever justifies the targeting of civilians,” Farhan Haq told reporters in New York.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini conveyed her condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the attack, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured. Mogherini said that the attack was aimed at destabilizing the region.

In Washington, White House spokesman Josh Earnest strongly condemned the “heinous” attack.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius offered condolences for the victims’ families and voiced France’s solidarity with Turkey.

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: “I condemn the unreservedly sickening attack in Suruc. My deepest sympathies are with the injured & and families of those killed.”

 Turkey Identifies Suspect

Turkish authorities have identified a suspect over the Suruc suicide bombing Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday.

“One suspect has been identified. All the (suspect’s) links internationally and domestically are being investigated.”

He added there was a “high probability” the attack was caused by a suicide bomber with connections to the IS.

“What’s necessary will be done against whomever responsible for (the attack). Nobody should ever doubt this. “This is an attack that targeted Turkey.”

Davutoglu meanwhile said a cabinet meeting scheduled for Wednesday would look at additional security measures for Turkey’s border with Syria.