Turkey Blast Condemned

Turkey Blast CondemnedTurkey Blast Condemned

Iran condemned a deadly explosion in the Turkish capital Ankara, which claimed the lives of 28 people and wounded over 60. Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, expressed sympathy with the Turkish government and nation and offered condolences to the families of the victims, Press TV reported.

The car bomb blast occurred near the armed forces’ headquarters in central Ankara on Wednesday. Ansari said the incident once again underscored the need to fight terrorism as a global threat. Following the incident, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed revenge against those responsible for the blast. Erdogan canceled a scheduled visit to the Azerbaijani capital Baku. A planned mini-summit of the European Union on the refugee crisis between Turkey and 11 EU countries on Thursday was also called off, after Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu scrapped plans for a Brussels visit.