Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 19
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has sent a letter of deep condolence to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in connection with Ankara terrorist attack, which caused numerous deaths and injuries, the message of the Turkmen government said Feb. 19.
A terror attack was carried out in Ankara Feb. 17 near the buildings of the Turkish parliament, the general staff and a military dorm in the city.
Commenting on the explosion Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said the explosion killed 28 and injured 61. Reports suggest that a car bomb was detonated.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the Syrian wing of the terrorist organization Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - Syrian Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) stands behind the terrorist attack in Ankara.
Resolutely opposing any manifestation of terrorism and extremism, Turkmenistan fully supports efforts of the international community in combating this evil and its eradication, according to the message of the Turkmen government.
On behalf of the people and the government of Turkmenistan, as well as on his own behalf, the Turkmen president expressed his deep empathy and support for the families, relatives and friends of the victims in this hard moment and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.